Building Climate Resilience in Smart Cities Using Open Data Services

Viljam Ahdekivi, Hadi Ghanbari, Matti Rossi

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Abstract

Climate change and its consequences are among modern societies' most critical challenges. To that end, cities have focused on using information technology in their climate mitigation efforts in smart cities. Considering the magnitude of the problem and its impact on our societies, the need for building climate-resilient smart cities is crucial. In this study, we aim to understand how smart cities can achieve climate resilience. Conducting an exploratory field study and using the urban climate resilience framework as a theoretical lens, we suggest that smart cities can leverage the potential of open data and citizen engagement to reach climate resilience. In particular, our results show that building climate-resilient cities requires structural changes in citizen engagement processes and climate considerations. To that end, open data services and tools can be used to improve citizen engagement processes and develop more sustainable smart city solutions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 56th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
PublisherHawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Pages1993-2002
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-9981331-6-4
Publication statusPublished - 2023
MoE publication typeA4 Conference publication
EventAnnual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences - Maui, United States
Duration: 3 Jan 20236 Jan 2023
Conference number: 56

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
ISSN (Print)1530-1605

Conference

ConferenceAnnual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Abbreviated titleHICSS
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMaui
Period03/01/202306/01/2023

Keywords

  • Smart and Connected Cities and Communities
  • climate resilience
  • open data
  • smart city
  • smart sustainable city
  • sustainability

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