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Frontiers of Engineering Management

Front. Eng    2019, Vol. 6 Issue (4) : 485-502
The development trend and practical innovation of smart cities under the integration of new technologies
Xiaohong CHEN()
Institute of Big Data and Internet Innovation, Hunan University of Technology and Business, Changsha 410205, China; Business School, Central South University, Changsha 410083, China
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Smart cities have rapidly developed in the context of the integration of new digital technologies such as big data, Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, blockchains, and virtual reality. These cities have conducted practical innovations and typical cases in many sectors, such as in government, transportation, environmental protection, energy, medical care, and logistics, and have produced many social, economic, and ecological benefits. However, there are still some problems that continue to hinder the construction of smart cities. This paper examines such problems in depth and proposes some relevant countermeasures and suggestions.

Keywords new technology integration      smart city      big data      practical innovation     
Corresponding Author(s): Xiaohong CHEN   
Just Accepted Date: 10 October 2019   Online First Date: 22 November 2019    Issue Date: 05 December 2019
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Xiaohong CHEN. The development trend and practical innovation of smart cities under the integration of new technologies[J]. Front. Eng, 2019, 6(4): 485-502.
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Fig.1  “2N41” conceptual framework of smart cities.
Fig.2  Overall framework of the construction of a smart city under the integration of new technologies.
Fig.3  Overall trend of smart city development.
Fig.4  Ping An smart government solution.
Fig.5  Operation process of smart city construction based on open data (source: Fudan University digital and mobile governance laboratory).
Fig.6  Spatial traceability analysis of potential sources of PM2.5 in the Chang-Zhu-Tan urban agglomeration.
Fig.7  Temporal variation of four major heavy metal contents in Xiangjiang River (Each line represents a city in Hunan. CS, ZZ, XT, YY, HY, CZ, YZ and LD means Changsha, Zhuzhou, Xiangtan, Yueyang, Hengyang, Chenzhou, Yongzhou, and Loudi, respectively.).
Fig.8  Smart city strategy index.
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