Espaço de divulgação e debate de ideias relativas ao planeamento do território e ao desenvolvimento regional.
quarta-feira, dezembro 20, 2017
“The legacy of european capitals of culture to the ´Smartness` of cities: The case of Guimarães 2012”
The objective of the paper is to examine the extent to which the legacy of European Capitals of Culture (ECOC) increases the “smartness” of cities. A qualitative approach based on semi-structured interviews and desk research was used to assess the impact on the smart city's dimensions hypothesized by Giffinger et al. (2007). The research revealed that this kind of mega-event reinforces the smartness of the city in which it is hosted in terms of attributes such as living, economy, people and environment. No significant legacy is observed with respect to the mobility dimension. KEYWORDS: European capitals of culture, legacy, mega-events, smart cities, urban development »