Smart Cities, Digital Nations: Building Smart Cities in Emerging Countries and Beyond (Hardback)
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Smart Cities, Digital Nations: Building Smart Cities in Emerging Countries and Beyond (Hardback)

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Hardback 224 Pages / Published: 11/05/2017
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Twenty-first century life, for most people, will be an urban experience. As millions migrate to cities in search of opportunity and connection, our conception of how a city runs, uses resources and manages public services must change. The city itself must be reimagined as a matrix of functions and information, with digitized networks harnessing and multiplying the power of data. This is not the future; this is today. Caspar Herzberg explains how ambitious new city plans across the world are moving from the drawing board into reality. As a top Cisco consultant, he participated in groundbreaking projects in South Korea, Saudi Arabia, India, China and many other countries. In Smart Cities, Digital Nations, he recounts the origins of seminal digital city-building projects, including Songdo, South Korea the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor and Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah Economic City, and explains how these early attempts have provided the groundwork for city planning efforts across the globe. Importantly, Herzberg moves beyond theory and discusses the delicate alliances between tech companies, city planners, municipal and national bureaucracies and citizen groups that undergird successful urban development. And while tech companies do not have all the answers, he explains their multifaceted contributions as absolutely necessary to the smart, forward-thinking digital infrastructure being created today. While recognizing the immense challenges of both engineering and consensus among diverse stakeholders, Smart Cities, Digital Nations makes clear that digital cities are essential to the future prosperity of many developing countries, and to the continuing vitality of the West. This is a unique perspective on the recent past, present and future of the modern city, a guide through its challenges and a vision of its success.

Publisher: Cameron & Company Inc
ISBN: 9781944903152
Number of pages: 224
Dimensions: 216 x 140 mm


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"Caspar Herzberg has candidly, generously, and fearlessly distilled his rich field experiences in developing pioneering smart cities. This is a trailblazing book that I will reread many times." --Omar A. El Sawy, Stonier Chaired Professor, Digital Business Strategy, USC Marshall School of Business

"In my role as chief globalization officer at Cisco, I had the pleasure of working with Caspar Herzberg in bringing the smart city concept to reality. He tells the story in a unique way, not only from the perspective of technology, but also from a cultural, social, economic, and ecosystem point of view. If you believe that you have to learn from the past to predict the future, this book is a must-read." --Wim Elfrink, President, WPE Ventures Digitized Solutions; Chief Globalization Officer and EVP, Cisco, 1997-2015

"Through Caspar Herzberg's direct, hands-on project experience and compelling insights, he provides us with a clear view of the profound changes cities are going through, and of the impact technology and the Internet have throughout the whole world." --Nicola Villa, Executive Partner and Vice President, Global Government Industry IBM Global Business Services

"Smart Cities, Digital Nations is a must-read for all citizens--it is a view into the future reality, an opportunity to examine possibility, and a reason to actively engage in shaping a much better world." -- Sanjay Gupta, CEO Global at EnglishHelper Inc., blog columnist, and former Senior Vice President and Head of the India Leadership Team at American Express

"Emerging economies, consistent with other technological advances of the recent past, are presented with the opportunity to leapfrog straight into the digital cities of the future. Caspar Herzberg makes this case with passion and aplomb in this compelling read for any student of contemporary innovation." --Dan Sandhu, Technology Investor and Entrepreneur

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