Mapping the Research Landscape of Social and Cultural Impacts on Smart Cities
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AbstractThe integration of digital technology and innovation in the creation of smart cities has significantly improved the quality of life for citizens. However, while there have been extensive studies on the technological capabilities of smart cities, there is a notable gap in research concerning their cultural and social aspects. To address this concern, this study aims to comprehensively examine the social and cultural impacts of smart cities through bibliometric analysis. By analyzing 1160 published articles from the Scopus database, the study highlights the importance of prioritizing the creation of inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable cities, aligning with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 11. The study identifies China, the United States, Italy, India, and the United Kingdom as the top contributing countries, with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology being the most active institution in this area. Moreover, this research explores the intersection of social and cultural impacts within the broader context of Innovation 5.0 and Industry 5.0, providing valuable insights for future researchers and practitioners. Nevertheless, it is crucial to acknowledge certain limitations, such as the reliance on Scopus data, which may exclude relevant publications from other sources. Additionally, the analysis based on bibliometric data may not capture the full extent of social and cultural impacts associated with smart cities.
PublisherSpringer Proceedings in Complexity