University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
Over the past decade, smart city concepts have been gaining attention from scholars, practitioners, and policy-makers in both developed and developing nations. A recent proliferation of publications has involved a multitude of disciplines, but have focused almost entirely on the potential for smart cities to change the way cities are managed, operated, and planned. However, there has been little published on the tangible benefits of a specific smart city initiative, nor many use-case studies following smart city initiatives. This paper aims to propose a transition from Gig City to smart city via technological advancement in the form of ICT to monitor, assess, and improve one of Chattanooga's most inefficient urban systems – the city curbside garbage and recycling services. The findings and projections produce implications for city planners and managers, as well as, academics and policy-makers focused on improving urban functions and systems and making urban lifestyles more sustainable.
B. S.; An honors thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Bachelor of Science.
Smart cities -- United States; City planning -- Technological innovations; Sustainable development
Cox, Andrew, "A proposal and potential use-case for the transition from Gig City to Smart City" (2019). Honors Theses.