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dc.contributor.authorPezzutto S
dc.contributor.authorFazeli R
dc.contributor.authorDe Felice M
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-12T08:57:21Z
dc.date.available2018-11-12T08:57:21Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn2363-6440
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.14621/ce.20160207
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10863/7099
dc.description.abstractThis  investigation  has  the  aim  to  provide  advice  and  support  on  the  implementation  of  smart  city  projects  at  European  Union  level.  A   quantitative  feasibility  study  -  strengths,  weaknesses, opportunities  and  threats  analysis  -  based  on  more  than  one  hundred previous experiences  of  smart  city  projects in  Europe,  indicates  a  certain difficulty in carrying out the investigated efforts. Results show that the main  obstacle  is  the  environment  external  to  the  analysed  activities  (opportunities   and   threats), while    issues   internal   (strengths   and  weaknesses)  to  the  investigated  projects  appear  to  facilitate  their  execution. The following were identified as main barriers (weaknesses and   threats):   i.)  subsidies,   ii.)  communication   between   project  participants  and  the  public,  and iii.)  expertise  in  designing  new technologies  and  solutions.  In  contrast,  the  most  effective  drivers (strengths    and  opportunities)    are    i.)    public    participation,    ii.)   cooperation    between    different    stakeholders,    and    iii.) political commitment  over  the  long  term.  Public  participation  is  not  only  the  most  powerful  driver,  but  also  the  most  utilized factor  to  overcome the detected barriersen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
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dc.titleSmart City Projects Implementation in Europe: Assessment of Barriers and Driversen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.date.updated2018-11-12T08:12:10Z
dc.language.isiEN-GB
dc.journal.titleInternational Journal of Contemporary Energy
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