Science – Future of Lithuania / Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis, Vol 8, No 2 (2016)

An Analysis of Key Factors in Developing a Smart City

Aidana Šiurytė (Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania)
Vida Davidavičienė (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania)


The concept Smart City is used widely but it is perceived differently as well. Literature review reveals key elements of the Smart City – Information and Communication Technologies and Smart Citizens. Nevertheless, raising public awareness is not a priority of local municipalities which are trying to develop cities. Focus group discussion aims to analyse citizens’ insights in regards to the Smart City and their contribution to creation of it. Case study of Vilnius examines a position of mu-nicipality in developing city as smart. Study contains suggestions for the improvement of communication in the city. Methods employed: comparative literature analysis, focus group investigation, case study.

Article in: English

Article published: 2016-06-08

Keyword(s): Smart City; information and communication technologies; smart citizens; intelligent city; urban space; human ca-pital; sharing economy; open government data.

DOI: 10.3846/mla.2016.900

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Science – Future of Lithuania / Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis ISSN 2029-2341, eISSN 2029-2252
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