A Green-by-Design Methodology to Increase Sustainability of Smart City Systems

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Abstract

Smart Cities are increasingly cited as a solution to
decrease CO2 emissions within cities. However, the technology
that supports Smart City systems may in turn cause direct, indirect
and rebound environmental impacts, including greenhouse
gas emissions. Recent studies assessing the positive environmental
impact of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
tend to focus on direct effects, thus giving little attention to
indirect and especially rebound effects. The goal of our thesis
is to propose an evaluation methodology to assist Smart City
systems designers in assessing all possible environmental impacts
of candidate Smart City systems designs. To design and validate
the proposed methodology, the research scope will be narrowed
on a subcategory of Smart City systems, chosen according to
its relevance in terms of risk to produce rebound effects. The
research process will follow the guidelines defined by Wieringa
for conducting design science in ICT.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2019

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Sustainable development
Communication
Environmental impact
Systems analysis
Smart city

Keywords

  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Greenhouse Gas
  • Rebound effects
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Smart City

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