Methodology for Integration of Smart City Dimensions in the Socialised Process of Creating City Development

Justyna Winkowska, Danuta Szpilko
European Research Studies Journal, Volume XXIII, Issue 3, 524-547, 2020
DOI: 10.35808/ersj/1653


Purpose: The purpose of this article is to develop a methodology for integration of smart city dimensions in the socialized process of creating city development. Design/Methodology/Approach: For achieving the objective of this study, a foresight research was proposed. The presented methodology consists of five phases. The paper discusses in detail the operationalisation of each phase of the methodology in which the following main methods were used: desk research, factors analysis, (social (S), technological (T), economic (E), ecological (E), political (P), relating to values (V) and legal (L) (STEEPVL)), Delphi, scenarios, mactor method, social impact assessment (SCI). Findings: In the vast majority of publications, the authors attempted to define the concept of "smart city" focus only on the technological aspect. Such approach does not take into account all dimensions of smart city and thus does not consider the multifaceted and multi-variant nature of the smart city. This article presents numerous barriers hindering the implementation of smart city concept. In the contemporary perception of the smart city concept, there is a return to the needs and preferences of the inhabitants. The answer to these needs seems to be urban foresight, the essence of which is to create and build a vision of the future in cooperation with the city authorities and a wide range of stakeholders forming the local community. Practical implications: The proposed methodology would be a practical contribution to the development of smart city implementation. Originality/Value: Foresight research methodology has not been developed yet, taking account the integration of all dimensions of the smart city concept.

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