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Challenges for coonnecting citizens and smart cities: ICT, e-governance and blockchain

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dc.contributor.author Oliveira, Thays A.
dc.contributor.author Oliver Riera, Miquel
dc.contributor.author Ramalhinho-Lourenço, Helena
dc.date.accessioned 2020-05-08T08:38:17Z
dc.date.available 2020-05-08T08:38:17Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.citation Oliveira TA, Oliver M, Ramalhinho H. Challenges for coonnecting citizens and smart cities: ICT, e-governance and blockchain. Sustainability. 2020 Apr 7;12(7):2925. DOI: 10.3390/su12072926
dc.identifier.issn 2071-1050
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/44466
dc.description.abstract The way citizens interact with cities affects overall life quality. Their participation in social decisions is of paramount importance for helping on public decisions that affect governance, regulation and education. This interaction has the potential of being boosted within the scope of smart and digital cities, especially by recent advances in blockchain technology. This work introduces insights about how smart cities’ concepts and innovative technologies can help society to face daily challenges for improving citizens’ awareness. Digital technologies are able to drive social and economic development by employing Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to promote innovation. In this context, e-governance, in conjunction with disruptive concepts such as blockchain, is showing up as a fundamental tool for a decentralized democracy. This study reviews, discusses, raises open points and presents suggestions towards an efficient, transparent and sustainable use of technology, applied to future cities.
dc.description.sponsorship Thays A. Oliveira would like to thank the partnership with NeoResearch Community and support of Neo Foundation. Miquel Oliver was supported by the Spanish Government under projects TEC2016-79510-P (Proyectos Excelencia 2016); Miquel Oliver and Helena Ramalhinho were also supported by the 2017-SGR-1739 grant.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher MDPI
dc.relation.ispartof Sustainability. 2020 Apr 7;12(7):2925
dc.rights © 2020 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license.
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dc.title Challenges for coonnecting citizens and smart cities: ICT, e-governance and blockchain
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/su12072926
dc.subject.keyword Smart cities
dc.subject.keyword Digital cities
dc.subject.keyword Citizens
dc.subject.keyword Blockchain
dc.subject.keyword ICT
dc.subject.keyword E-governance
dc.subject.keyword Sustainability
dc.subject.keyword Urban planning
dc.subject.keyword Green technologies
dc.subject.keyword Smart contracts
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/1PE/TEC2016-79510-P
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