Vito Bobek

University of Applied Sciences FH Joanneum

Vito Bobek works as Professor of International Management at the University of Applied Sciences FH Joanneum (Graz, Austria). During the course of his academic career, he has published more than 400 units and visited twenty-two universities worldwide in the capacity of a visiting professor. He is a member of the editorial board of five international journals and an open access publishing company. He has a long history of being involved in academia, consulting, and entrepreneurship. In 2008, he founded a consulting company, “Palemid,” whereby he managed twelve major projects. He is also co-founder of the Academy of Regional Management in Slovenia. Over the last 17 years, he has also been a member of the supervisory board at KBM Infond Management Company Ltd.

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Debates about the future of urban development in many countries have been increasingly influenced by discussions of smart cities. Despite numerous examples of this "urban labelling" phenomenon, we know surprisingly little about so-called smart cities. This book provides a preliminary critical discussion of some of the more important aspects of smart cities. Its primary focus is on the experience of some designated smart cities, with a view to problematizing a range of elements that supposedly characterize this new urban form. It also questions some of the underlying assumptions and contradictions hidden within the concept.

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