Smart Leadership for Smart Cities: A Leadership Role Framework

Jan Pries-Heje, Jocelyn Cranefield

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A Smart City takes advantage of new technologies; Internet-of-Things; Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence; Data Analytics; Robots; just to mention some. But being smart in 2018 is also about sustainability. Becoming a Sustainable Smart City (SSC) is all about Organizational Change. That requires leadership, timely decision making, and effective execution of decisions. In this paper we present a comparative study where we investigate smart cities in Denmark, Holland, USA, Australia and New Zealand. Our paper focus on how City Managers make decisions surrounding the application of smart city technologies and the data arising. We derive a framework of six barriers to overcome and five leadership roles that needs to be enacted to realize the future sustainable smart city.
Antal sider15
StatusUdgivet - 2018
BegivenhedTransforming for Sustainability - UN City, Copenhagen, Danmark
Varighed: 28 nov. 201829 nov. 2018


KonferenceTransforming for Sustainability
LokationUN City
AndetThe Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) unites all aspects of sustainable development: People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnership. To support this development, there is a need for interdisciplinary research with dual impact.<br/><br/>The conference “Transforming for Sustainability” strives to explore a broad range of perspectives from private and public organizations as well as academic research concerning the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Moreover, it seeks to create an inclusive community of researchers, private and public organizations from Denmark and abroad as well as promote interdisciplinary solutions to the SDGs <br/><br/> <br/><br/>The transdisciplinary themes for this year’s conference are:<br/><br/> <br/><br/> Cities<br/><br/> Food and Bio Production<br/><br/> Coasts and Oceans<br/><br/> <br/><br/>During the first day of the conference, we will work on understanding some of the most urgent challenges related to the sustainable development of cities, food and bio production, coasts and oceans. The second day of the conference focuses on developing transdisciplinary solutions to these challenges.<br/><br/> <br/><br/>The conference’s research commitment includes conducting collaborative and interdisciplinary national and international research. Conference participants will represent a network of experts from the private and public sector, who can engage in discussions of complex and multifaceted questions of sustainable development.<br/><br/> <br/><br/>RU have a large number of researchers who focus on sustainable development. Furthermore, RU aims to position itself as a university that promotes interdisciplinary research projects, especially in the context of the SDGs. RU is dedicated to incorporate research as well as knowledge with the purpose of transferring this knowledge to policymakers, communities and other relevant stakeholders and we aim for the conference to be a catalyst for developing activities, methods, networks and projects that can support the Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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