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Topical Collection on Smart cities and transport infrastructures

© Photo by JC Gellidon on UnsplashSmart city is the object of an important and growing body of scientific literature. One result of that broad movement is the existence of numerous debates, different definitions of what a smart city is and its implications are. In this context, Laurent Carnis guest edited this article collection, aiming at advancing the discussions of what the cities of the future should be. 

Dr. Carnis summarized the highlights of this collection in a contribution to the SpringerOpen blog. For a more detailed round up of the results in the collection, read its editorial here

  1. Electric bikes (e-bikes) may help in transport decarbonisation in European cities. To fully assess the market potential of e-bikes, further research is needed to understand users' preferences and the range of ...

    Authors: Elisabete Arsenio, Joana V. Dias, Sofia Azeredo Lopes and Helena Iglésias Pereira
    Citation: European Transport Research Review 2018 10:13
  2. An important requirement for knowledge infrastructures in smart cities is the continuous updating of location-based information. Protocols for dynamic location referencing like e.g. OpenLR or AGORA-C tackle th...

    Authors: Rüdiger Ebendt and Louis Calvin Touko Tcheumadjeu
    Citation: European Transport Research Review 2017 9:38
  3. As part of the overall goal of carbon emissions reduction, European cities are expected to encourage the electrification of urban transport. In order to prepare themselves to welcome the increased number of el...

    Authors: Dimitrios Efthymiou, Katerina Chrysostomou, Maria Morfoulaki and Georgia Aifantopoulou
    Citation: European Transport Research Review 2017 9:27