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Volume 129, 2021The 21st International Scientific Conference Globalization and its Socio-Economic Consequences 2021
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Smart cities in China: growth driver in the post pandemic world
RUDN University, Faculty of Economics, Miklukho-Maklaya, 6, 117198 Moscow, Russian Federation
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Research background: In recent decades, a global trend towards the introduction of IoT technologies, artificial intelligence, blockchain, and many others into the field of urban management to create a single digital ecosystem has become increasingly noticeable. The urgency of this problem also manifested itself during the COVID-19 pandemic, and many components of the smart city made it possible to control and contain the spread of the infection. All these factors testify that in current conditions, the digitalization of cities is simply inevitable. In this regard, the number of smart cities continues to increase worldwide, and their development models are constantly improving under the influence of a considerable number of innovative solutions
Purpose of the article: Of particular interest are the Chinese successes in the rapid digitalization of the economy and society and the increase in the number of smart cities. The study aims to analyze and identify trends in the development of smart cities in China.
Methods: Since the concept of "smart city" is relatively modern and is in constant development, the authors have studied various articles and reports on this topic to identify different opinions about this topical problem. As part of the study, the authors carried out a visual clustering analysis of smart cities distribution in China.
Findings & Value added: The authors were able to identify that the Chinese smart cities market has its own characteristic features, which allowed it to achieve such success. In more detail in this article, the authors focused on cluster development and highlighted the geographical pattern of smart cities distribution in China and their strengths and weaknesses in each area.
Key words: smart city / China / cluster / digitalization / COVID-19
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