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date: 26 March 2019

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Humane smart cities is a new field of study that addresses what has to be done in cities to make them more livable and more in tune with their citizen’s wishes and needs. The concept is different from the existing smart city concept. The latter focuses on technology as the main driver of change. Humane smart cities use all the power of technology but only in direct connection with citizens’ needs. Boroughs should contain options for living, working, and playing in the same region. Transport should focus on walking, biking, and public transport rather than cars. Cocreation and close interaction between citizens and City Hall should become the norm. In short, the chapter examines how we can keep the good things we like in the city and avoid the bad ones that were brought about by poor planning and wrong models of urban development.

Keywords: urban, development, smart, city, living, humane, planning, cocreation

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