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This chapter suggests a pragmatic approach to the design and implementation of GI focusing on the more immediate and localised functional benefits that are simpler to justify in financial terms, for example the delivery of ancillary water-related or public access services, and on its connectivity roles. It explores the nexus between primary food production, urban food and waste and outlined strategies to produce a more holistic food system. The chapter investigates the notion of 'urban consciousness' and its relationship with 'smart cities', and quality of life. It investigates issues around urban megaprojects in smart development. Some megaprojects radically transform but others backfire and waste resources or damage the environment. The indicative link between smart cities and university ranks, and extensive econometric evidence suggest that universities are central to smart cities. To manage development pressures and improve resource allocation, smart cities need reliable information systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSmart Urban Regeneration
Subtitle of host publicationVisions, Institutions and Mechanisms for Real Estate
EditorsSimon Hutson
PublisherTaylor and Francis Group
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781315677521
ISBN (Print)9781138935266, 9781317388432
Publication statusPublished - 14 Sept 2017

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2018 selection and editorial matter, Simon Huston; individual chapters, the contributors.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)


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