Industry and Technologies in the Context of Implementing Smart City Concept


  • Jacek Rudewicz Uniwersytet Szczeciński Instytut Geografii Społeczno­‑Ekonomicznej i Gospodarki Przestrzennej



city, city concepts, development, industry, smart city, urban studies


From among the many concepts and visions of cities, the concept of a smart city is becoming more and more popular. Smart city is a city that uses information and communication technologies to increase the interactivity and efficiency of urban infrastructure, as well as to improve the quality of life of residents.
Currently, the city can be treated as “smart” when it invests in human and social capital and communication infrastructure to actively promote sustainable economic development and high quality of life, including smart management of natural resources, through civic participation. A smart city is a coherent system, which operates based on ICT information and telecommunication technologies, collective communication control systems, monitoring, automation, autonomous devices and computer programs. The article presents and systematises technological solutions that are starting to appear in cities around the world, areas in which smart city technologies can be applied and a review of the market development and technology of smart cities and major producers of technological solutions for this type of cities will be made.


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Author Biography

Jacek Rudewicz, Uniwersytet Szczeciński Instytut Geografii Społeczno­‑Ekonomicznej i Gospodarki Przestrzennej

Jacek Rudewicz, DSc, University of Szczecin, Institute of Socio­‑Economic Geography and Spatial Management. He has graduated from Geography with a specialisation in socioeconomic geography. He also holds a degree in management and marketing and economics. He is an assistant professor in the Regional and Urban Studies Unit. His DSc thesis was entitled “Sustainable development of the Polish major cities”. His research interests focus on wide urban studies, sustainable development, regional development, systems theory.


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How to Cite

Rudewicz, J. . (2019). Industry and Technologies in the Context of Implementing Smart City Concept. Studies of the Industrial Geography Commission of the Polish Geographical Society, 33(4), 195–212.