Spatial Planning for Smart Sustainable Development?

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Most smart city literature is about the adoption of information and communication technologies to make cities smart now (Fernandez-Anez et al., 2018). While some synthesise the problems in implementing smart city initiatives (Ma & Lam, 2019), few try to trace the origin and evolution of smart sustainable cities (Kuecker & Hartley, 2020). This Interface examines the theories and practices of developing smart and sustainable spatial planning in two distinctive spatial contexts: Shenzhen, China’s “Silicon Valley,” and Greater Manchester, the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)759-798
Number of pages40
JournalPlanning Theory and Practice
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 6 Nov 2022


  • Smart Cities
  • sustainable development
  • spatial planning


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