Smart Cities and Integrated Mobility: A White Paper

In the last 15 years, the concept of a Smart City has become a focus of public attention as an answer to emerging needs and challenges of urban areas. Fueled by the potential of ICT (information and communication technologies), cities around the world are adopting a variety of strategies to improve economic competitiveness, sustainability, social and capital attractiveness and most importantly quality of life for everyone. There is a wide spectrum of strategies that cities can put forward to become smarter but it is not always that obvious to select those that fit their specific needs and ambitions. Decisions are often the results of important trade-offs and identifying the right balance requires cities to be fully aware of their forces and weaknesses. There seems to be an agreement that additional literature is still welcome with respect to Smart City processes and strategies, namely to provide more guidance to cities in-search for answers in their complex task of developing their smart mobility strategy. This White Paper builds on existing literature by providing insights on the development of smart cities collected through in-depth interviews with 5 key smart cities highlighted at the Montreal ITS World Congress 2017: Columbus (USA), Singapore, Copenhagen (Denmark), Christchurch (New Zealand) and Montreal (Canada). It also relies on two additional sources of information: (1) an online survey shared through the regional and national Intelligent Transportation Society (ITS) Associations networks and (2) an in-session survey conducted during the Network of ITS Associations’ executive session at the ITS World Congress 2017 in October.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 82p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01690837
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 19 2018 12:12PM