Over the past two decades, the “Smart City” has risen to global prominence as an urban planning and development strategy. This concept is now widely used as broad of toolkit of technological services and policy inter- ventions aiming at enhancing a balance between competitiveness and sustaina- bility of cities through ICT innovation and Human Capital.
ICT and modern technology are considered the key aspect of the Smart City concept. Meanwhile, other authors emphasize the importance of the people and human capital who adopt and operate the technology. Although very few litera- tures emphasize the importance of resilience in the Smart City discourse.
This paper aims to analyze and redefine the Smart City concept through resili- ence approach. For this purpose, it describes and defines what the Smart City concept is, and then the relation and linkage of the importance of using resilience approach in defining the Smart City. The model is based on a qualitative analysis of people’s perceptions related to Smart Cities and Digital Resilience. Digital Resilience will lead to a soft infrastructure approach, such as enhancement in social and human capital, knowledge inclusion, citizenship participation and social satisfaction. The results constitute a first step to approach Smart Cities as a soft sustainable infrastructure urban planning. Discussion and analysis are conducted through a deep literature study using systematic literature review methodology.
Veglianti, Eleonora; Sidani, Dina; and De Marco, Marco, "Digital Resilience for Cities’ Smartness" (2021). ITAIS 2021 Proceedings. 21.