The chapter introduces to smart city issue through a historical excursus,which traces the main steps: the birth of global environmental policies up to thestage of maturity reached in Europe after the Kyoto Protocol (1997); then theClimate Package 20-20-20, edited by European Commission in 2008 marks another crucial point which preludes smart cities initiatives and projects; the 2030 EnergyStrategy and finally the 2050 European Energy Strategy. The chapter is concludedwith a review of the most popular smart cities ranking systems and with a proposalfor a ranking based on context features.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteSmart Cities Atlas - Western and Eastern Intelligent Communities
Numero di pagine19
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2016

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    Vaccaro, V., Riva Sanseverino, E., & Riva Sanseverino, R. (2016). General Overview. In Smart Cities Atlas - Western and Eastern Intelligent Communities (pagg. 3-21). (SPRINGER TRACTS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING).