Smart and sustainable urban districts: assessment systems and case studies

Özkan Öztürk, Huriye Nur
The Smart city concept has become an important strategic planning mechanism in past decade or so, with respect to the combination of sustainability, information and communication technologies for urban development in many countries. This study is aimed at an in depth analysis of the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) related to the smart city concept and its applicability to urban neighborhoods. The research is based on case studies in from around the world to determine the instruments of smartness; since the concept itself has wide, fuzzy boundaries, and includes many components for various disciplines that require the input from architects, urban planners, software engineers, and as such. Integration of all, within the architectural design domain is missing in the field. Existing frameworks for Smart Cities, and assessment schemes for urban sustainable neighborhoods were gathered and analyzed in this study. With determined KPIs framework, three different prominent smart city cases, namely, Malmö, Seoul, and Curitiba were studied and assessed. As a self-contained neighborhood example in Turkey, METU was handled as a case, assessment of the campus was done with determined KPIs. Recommendations for the smartization process of campus was presented.  


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Citation Formats
H. N. Özkan Öztürk, “Smart and sustainable urban districts: assessment systems and case studies,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2017.