Information integration in a smart city system—a case study on air pollution removal by green infrastructure through a vehicle smart routing system

Jules Muvuna*, Tuleen Boutaleb, Slobodan B. Mickovski, Keith Baker, Seyed Mohammad Ghoreyshi, Mario Cools, Wissal Selmi

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Abstract

Over the past few years, the ‘‘smart city’’ concept has emerged as a new trend to answer challenging issues related to urban development. Transformation of a city system into a smart system is meant to improve the quality of life for its people and their way of living, its environment, economy, transport, and governance. Due to benefits associated with the concept of the smart city and associated implementation challenges, traditional city systems have been undergoing transformation into smart city systems. However, observed approaches of transformation presented disconnected and fragmented city systems that usually hamper the interaction of city subsystems with the efficient and environmentally friendly urban environment. This work emphasizes the systematic view of a city system and proposes a novel method of smart city system integration. The results of our study show that in a smart city environment, where ecosystem services are valorised, air pollution emitted by vehicles can be removed by taking into consideration information related to air pollution reduction. A case study is presented to demonstrate that, with an integrated system, information outputs on travel decisions are different and more valuable. The case study explores the operability of the system, its limitations, and potential future improvements.
Original languageEnglish
Article number5099
Number of pages14
JournalSustainability
Volume12
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jun 2020

Keywords

  • smart city
  • information integration
  • air pollution
  • vehicle smart routing

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