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Guest editorial SAMPJ 10,4 Sustainability accounting and control for smart cities Scope of the special issue Making a city “smart” is an emerging approach to mitigate sustainability problems caused by rapid urbanization and urban population growth, and, more globally, to facilitate the transition of cities towards sustainable development (economic prosperity as well as environmental quality and social well-being). In this context, new technologies can play an important role as an enabler for sustainable urban development. Smart cities basically, are supposed to cope with problematic trends endangering sustainability and to improve respective quality standards through intelligent initiatives and projects in corresponding key fields of urban development: smart economy, smart people, smart governance, smart mobility, smart environment, and smart living (Giffinger et al., 2007). An increasing number of publications have discussed the smart city approach for the last recent years (Kummitha and Crutzen, 2017). However, the smart city concept itself is still emerging and the work of defining and conceptualizing is in progress. In addition, the vast majority of these publications focuses on urban and regional planning, governance and behavioral aspects or technology innovation while, from a sustainable development perspective, scholars need to move beyond urban and economic research to embrace management and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal Emerald Publishing

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
2040-8021
DOI
10.1108/SAMPJ-12-2018-0354
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Abstract

SAMPJ 10,4 Sustainability accounting and control for smart cities Scope of the special issue Making a city “smart” is an emerging approach to mitigate sustainability problems caused by rapid urbanization and urban population growth, and, more globally, to facilitate the transition of cities towards sustainable development (economic prosperity as well as environmental quality and social well-being). In this context, new technologies can play an important role as an enabler for sustainable urban development. Smart cities basically, are supposed to cope with problematic trends endangering sustainability and to improve respective quality standards through intelligent initiatives and projects in corresponding key fields of urban development: smart economy, smart people, smart governance, smart mobility, smart environment, and smart living (Giffinger et al., 2007). An increasing number of publications have discussed the smart city approach for the last recent years (Kummitha and Crutzen, 2017). However, the smart city concept itself is still emerging and the work of defining and conceptualizing is in progress. In addition, the vast majority of these publications focuses on urban and regional planning, governance and behavioral aspects or technology innovation while, from a sustainable development perspective, scholars need to move beyond urban and economic research to embrace management and

Journal

Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy JournalEmerald Publishing

Published: Sep 13, 2019

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