The mid-sized/aged city approach to smart cities: A proposal to create a smart city strategy and practice for Nanaimo, British Columbia
Chen, Wei (Janet)
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To date, Smart City approaches in Canada have been initiated in major metropolitan areas and large cities. However, the principles of this approach apply equally well to mid and small cities, and also to areas with unique demographics such as the aged communities. The purpose of this research is to apply a Smart City approach, previously only considered in Canada’s major cities and metropolitan areas, to Nanaimo, BC. The research explores the current and evolving status of Smart City approaches world-wide and in Canada, discusses how Smart City approaches can be scaled to mid-sized communities, and argues special considerations for aged community members. After completing a literature review and precedent case studies, the research explores how Nanaimo could be transformed into a Smart City by engaging knowledge holders and experts. Finally, the researcher suggests on how to smarten medium and aging cities in Canada, and how to build a smarter Nanaimo.
Identifier (Other)DOI: 10.25316/IR-15476
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