La pianificazione e l’implementazione della Smart City

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The distinctive feature of local authorities, such as the creation of public value in a financially sustainable way, is becoming more dynamic and complex. To meet this challenge, many local authorities test innovative approaches in local governance by adopting, in particular, urban strategic plans, and at the same time, in terms of the urban model of reference, state that they wish to become smart. A smart city, in fact, identifies an urban environment actively engaged in improving the quality of life of its citizens and in pursuing sustainable socio-economic development, thanks to the wide and innovative use of Ict. In this context, the aim of this paper is two-fold. On a theoretical level, it aims to contribute to the smart city definition and critically analyze the relationship between this concept and the creation of local public value. On a practical level, it intends to verify the planning and implementation of the smart city model by a significant sample of large and medium-size Italian cities, in order to draw useful indications of perspective.