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Urban Systems Design: Creating Sustainable Smart Cities in the Internet of Things Era
shows how to design, model, and monitor smart communities using a distinctive IoT-based urban systems approach. Focusing on the essential dimensions that constitute smart communities energy, transport, urban form, and human comfort - Urban Systems Design explores how IoT-based sharing platforms can achieve greater community health and well-being based on relationship building, trust, and resilience.Uncovering the achievements of the most recent research on the potential of IoT and big data, Urban Systems Design shows how to identify, structure, measure, and monitor multi-dimensional urban sustainability standards and progress. It demonstrates how to select a project, which technologies are most cost-effective, and their cost-benefits consideration. The book illustrates the financial, institutional, policy, and technological needs for the successful transition to smart cities, and concludes by discussing both the conventional and innovative regulatory instruments needed for a fast and smooth transition to smart, sustainable communities.
- Provides operational case studies and best practices from cities throughout Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia, Australia, and Africa, providing instructive examples of the social, environmental, and economic aspects of "smartification"
- Reviews assessment and urban sustainability certification systems such as LEED, BREEAM, and CASBEE, examining how each addresses smart technologies criteria
- Examines existing technologies for efficient energy management, including HEMS, BEMS, energy harvesting, electric vehicles, smart grids, and more