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Are digital cities intelligent? The Portuguese case
International Journal of Innovation and Regional Development (2009)
  • Barbara Barbosa Neves
Abstract
Since its creation in the 1990s, the concept of a digital city has greatly evolved: moving from a mere digital conception to a specific territorial approach that focuses on the interconnections between the digital and the physical. Portuguese digital cities are an example of this evolution, as they are currently developed, mainly in a local e-government structure aiming to enable local actors to embrace sustainable development, the exercise of citizenship and the formation of a knowledge society. This paper discusses the study of two Portuguese digital cities, in light of the emerging concept of intelligent cities. But questioning whether a digital city can be considered intelligent. I conclude that digital cities contribute to the development of the urban/regional intelligence, therefore setting the ground for a more advanced city based on participation, learning, innovation, creativity, and competitiveness.
Publication Date
Winter January 27, 2009
Citation Information
Barbara Barbosa Neves. "Are digital cities intelligent? The Portuguese case" International Journal of Innovation and Regional Development Vol. 1 Iss. 4 (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/bbneves/8/