Track: Sustainability and Green Systems
Smart cities are the solutions to unfathomable urban challenges. However, urban planners skepticize the existing smart cities for not addressing sustainable development through practices of resilience planning and livable transformations. At the embryonic stage, it is vital for cities of today to gain a more consistent understanding on how resilience, liveability, and sustainability can be co-created into the smart city planning model under a unified umbrella. In that respect, this research attempts to understand smart city development through the lens of sustainability, urban resilience and liveability using a systems approach, as cities evolve to achieve the descriptive goal of “Futuristic cities”. Causal feedback loop diagrams were used to capture the dynamic interactions among multiple drivers within the urban context under the sustainability, resilience, and liveability models. The proposed feedback structures and interactions can help smart city planners and urban developers to transform the existing smart cities of today to a much aspiring futuristic cities we want.