The concept of smart cities offers a revolutionary vision of urban design for sustainability. Utilising the intelligent application of various technologies, smart cities also incorporate considerations of social and environmental capital in order to transform the life and work of cities. This work features papers on the transition to smart cities.
Mark Deakin is Professor of Built Environment at Edinburgh Napier University, UK. Husam Al Waer is Lecturer in Sustainable Architecture and Urban Development at the University of Dundee, UK.