The book “Smart Cities and Digital Transformation: Empowering Communities, Limitless Innovation and Sustainable Development” is a comprehensive guide that addresses the three-tier approach to smart cities: Limitless Innovation, Sustainable Development, and Empowering Communities. It aims to promote progressive applied research, best practices, and lessons learned in the field of smart cities, digital transformation, and sustainable development.

An important aspect of the book is its focus on the social sciences, discussing and covering the soft issues related to smart cities and digital transformation research. It explores topics such as knowledge, soft skills, communication, ethics, participation, and motivation. In addition to the social sciences, the book also emphasizes the quest for limitless innovation and sustainable development, leveraging emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Cloud Computing, Edge Computing, Open-source Platforms, and Virtual Reality. These technologies aim to improve the well-being and quality of life in modern cities.

Overall, the book aims to serve as a resource for a diverse ecosystem of scientists, practitioners, business people, innovators, investors, and policy-makers, highlighting the economic, developmental, and societal impact of smart cities and digital transformation, including the latest developments in this rapidly evolving field.

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