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Sustainable development within urban and rural areas, transportation systems, logistics, supply chain management, urban health, social services, and architectural design are taken into consideration in the cohesive network models provided in this book. The ideas, methods, and models presented consider city landscapes and quality of life conditions based on mathematical network models and optimization. Interdisciplinary Works from prominent researchers in mathematical modeling, optimization, architecture, engineering, and physics are featured in this volume to promote health and well-being through design.

Specific topics include:

- Current technology that form the basis of future living in smart cities

- Interdisciplinary design and networking of large-scale urban systems

- Network communication and route traffic optimization

- Carbon dioxide emission reduction

- Closed-loop logistics chain management and operation

- Modeling the effect urban environments on aging

- Health care infrastructure

- Urban water system management

- Architectural design optimization

Graduate students and researchers actively involved in architecture, engineering, building physics, logistics, supply chain management, and mathematical optimization will find the interdisciplinary work presented both informative and inspiring for further research.

Table of Contents

Frontmatter

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Chapter 1. Smart Cities – Enabling Technologies for Future Living

Peter Wlodarczak

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Chapter 2. City Networking in Urban Strategic Planning

Federico Fontana

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Chapter 3. Networks in Smart Cities from a Graph Theoretic Point of View

Mohammed Haddad

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Chapter 4. An Evaluation of Measures for the Reduction of Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Automobile Traffic in Central Tokyo

Kayoko Yamamoto, Kuangtiao Shen

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Chapter 5. Using Social Media Data to Infer Urban Attitudes About Bicycling: An Exploratory Case Study of Washington DC

Justin B. Hollander, Yaqi Shen

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Chapter 6. Sustainable Mobility

Fotini Kehagia

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Chapter 7. Sustainable Operations of Closed-Loop Logistics Chain from an Economic and Environmental Performance Perspective

B. Y. Liu, H. D. Yang

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Chapter 8. Bridging Borders: Integrating Data Analytics, Modeling, Simulation, and Gaming for Interdisciplinary Assessment of Health Aspects in City Networks

Jayanth Raghothama, Elhabib Moustaid, Vinutha Magal Shreenath, Sebastiaan Meijer

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Chapter 9. Aging in the Contemporary Urban Context: The Mortality Rates of Older Residents in Genoa, Italy

Mauro Palumbo, Stefano Poli

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Chapter 10. A Multicriteria Ranking of Thessaloniki’s Public Hospitals Based on Their Infrastructure Adequacy

Georgios Chatzipoulidis, Georgios Aretoulis, Glykeria Kalfakakou

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Chapter 11. Sustainable Urban Living and Social Capital: Some Evidence from Crisis-Hit Greece

Irene Daskalopoulou

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Chapter 12. Power Distribution Networks Planning Optimization in Smart Cities

Virgil Dumbrava, Theodor Miclescu, George Cristian Lazaroiu

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Chapter 13. Sustainable Urban Water Management

Antigoni Zafirakou

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Chapter 14. Introduction to Architectural Design Optimization

Thomas Wortmann, Giacomo Nannicini
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