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Smart Government: Opportunities and Challenges in Smart Cities Development

Description: The advent of Smart Cities is one of the greatest challenges and field of opportunities in the goal to achieve sustainable, comfortable, and socially responsible living environments. A large number of factors, spanning from government/administration/citizen interaction models, heterogeneous communication network, interoperability, or security determine the capabilities and functionalities that can be deployed. In this chapter, different factors in the implementation and adoption of E-Government within Smart City scenarios are described. The authors include the Interoperability Principle as a part of the Open Government concept and link this concept with the Smart Cities view. Then, they describe a new model of public organization that they call “Intelligent,” characterized by the “Smart Government,” and they propose a matrix with the elements of this model. Then, the authors analyze the technical and infrastructure dimensions of the matrix.

Authors: Carlos E Jiménez, Francisco Falcone, Agusti Solanas, Héctor Puyosa, Saleem Zoughbi, Federico González.

Publication date: 2015

Journal: Handbook of Research on Democratic Strategies and Citizen-Centered E-Government Services

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