Smart Low-Carbon Development of Cities in China

Edited by: Liang Benfan, Pan Jiahua, Wang Hanqing, Zhou Yueyun

In China, as the 'Internet of Things' and cloud-computing have been widely used in various areas, the concept of an intelligent city quickly became one of the most exciting topics in urban development. Various institutes and organizations (e.g., National Technology Department, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences) proposed their ideas on how to build intelligent cities in China. This idea has tremendous benefits to modern China. China needs to construct its own intelligent cities in order to realize an economic transformation (from extensive to intensive, from low end to high end, and from follower to leader), an industry upgrade, as well as transformation in city development. Secondly, an intelligent city is also an important new approach to boost China's economy since the traditional economic forms-such as real estate, automobiles, and import and export-are currently in a downtrend. Most importantly, utilizing high-tech methods can help build low-carbon cities. According to estimates, by building intelligent cities China will be able to increase the efficiency of energy saving and emission reduction by 30%-40%. In order to facilitate the healthy development of intelligent cities in China, build the competitive advantage of Chinese cities in the world, and respond to the high demand for information on this idea, this book discusses in detail the status, current problems, perspectives and methods of the development of the 'Intelligent City' in China. [Subject: Asian Studies, Environmental Studies]

322 pages

Publication Date: 8/31/2016
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781844644063
List price: $145