Smart Cities, Urban Infrastructure Transitions, and Sustainability - Part II

Note
2020
  • Author(s)
    Kangkang Tong (Princeton University) Maureen Ferry (​HouseStories​) Jens Peters (University of Alcalá, Spain) Akintayo ABOLUDE (City University of Hong Kong, China) Oleksandr Galychyn (Parthenope University of Naples, Italy) Tom Logan (University of Canterbury, New Zealand) Jessica Clement (University of Liège, Belgium) Anne Ventura (Université Gustave Eiffel, France) Paul Hoekman (​Metabolism of Cities​) NALLAPANENI Manoj Kumar (City University of Hong Kong, China) Begum Aydin (Boğaziçi University, Turkey) Ismael Fernández Pérez de Azpeitia (IE University, Spain) Daniel Gabaldón-Estevan (U​niversity of Valencia​, Spain) Rhythima Shinde (​ETH Zurich, Switzerland)

This path-to-action document is generated from the second part of the discussion session,
entitled “Smart Cities, Urban Infrastructure Transitions, and Sustainability”. In this part, the
focus was on urban infrastructure transitions to sustainability. 13 discussants were
randomly separated into three groups to discuss three questions: a) How do we define
transitions in the context of urban infrastructure systems and how our research is related to
these transitions? b) What are enablers and barriers for urban infrastructure transitions that
we have known in our research fields? c) What is needed in future research, practices, and
science to action strategies to enable urban infrastructure transitions? Based on the
discussion results, we generated an outline that we can work together for a white paper,
which is detailed below.