Living in Smart Cities: Innovation and Sustainability
Authors : Thomas Menkhoff (Singapore Management University, Singapore), Siew Ning Kan (Singapore Management University, Singapore), Hans-Dieter Evers (National University of Malaysia, Malaysia), Yue Wah Chay (Singapore University of Social Sciences, Singapore)
Publisher : World Scientific
ISBN : 978-981-3232-83-9
These are some of the questions the reader addresses from a multi-disciplinary perspective with special reference to Singapore whose development from regional entrepôt to First World Metropolis continues to impress business and societal leaders around the world.
The book's contents are broadly structured according to the following aspects: (i) definition and taxonomy of innovative & sustainable cities, including its core characteristics and how they create value in terms of innovativeness and sustainability; (ii) governance, planning and selected design principles of innovative & sustainable cities and how they pan out with regard to livability and sustainability; and (iii) in-depth study of selected smart city dimensions such as governance, clustering, connectivity, mobility, ageing, water, sports, and safety.
Kan Siew Ning is Adjunct Faculty at the Singapore Management University — he teaches in the School of Business and School of Information Systems. A computer engineer by training, he spent 27 years working in the Singapore Government in various capacities, and was Director Police Technology Department from 2004 to 2011. He had also taught as adjunct in the MSc (Knowledge Management) programme in Nanyang Technological University, and in National University of Singapore. He published a book, Practical Knowledge Management (2013) and co-edited Thinking, Learning & Training in 2016. He was a former President of the Information & Knowledge Management Society (IKMS).
Hans-Dieter Evers, emeritus university professor of development planning, is Pok Rafeah Distinguished Chair Professor at the Institute of Malaysian and International Studies, National University of Malaysia (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia). Formerly he taught sociology at Yale University (where he was also Director of Graduate Southeast Asia Studies), at the National University of Singapore (Head of Department) and Monash University. He also held visiting positions at Trinity College Oxford, Universitas Indonesia, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Universiti Sains Malaysia, EHESS Paris, National University of Singapore and Singapore Management University (Distinguished Visiting Professor) and Universiti Brunei Darussalam (Eminent Visiting Professor). He also worked as consultant to ILO, the World Bank, ESCAP, GTZ and taught knowledge management in various executive education programmes. His current research is concerned with maritime Nusantara culture, the governance of the South China Sea and Southeast Asian port cities.
Chay Yue Wah is Associate Professor, School of Human Development and Social Services, Singapore University of Social Sciences. He has held various faculty and administrative appointments at the National University of Singapore, Singapore Management University, Nanyang Technological University, and SIM University (UniSIM). A psychologist by training, he has published in the areas of entrepreneurship, work commitment, citizenship behaviour, and expatriation. Prior to his academic career, he worked in the electronics industry and the mercantile marine. His current research interests are focused on smart cities, knowledge systems, innovation and maritime ports.
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