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Dept. of Business Administration, Mokpo National University, 61 Dorim-ri, Chungke-myun, Muan-gun, Chonnam 534-727, Republic of Korea
Dr. Hyungon Kim
Department of Information Security, Mokpo National, University, Muan-gun, Jeonnam 58554, Republic of Korea

Digital Technologies for Urban Resilience

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Dear Colleagues,

Due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, interest in Urban Resilience is growing. Urban Resilience is defined as “a city's ability to survive, adapt and grow despite all kinds of chronic stress (e.g., climate change, environmental pollution, and traffic congestion) and acute shock (e.g., pandemic, earthquakes, droughts, and floods) to the individuals, communities, institutions, businesses, and systems within the city”. For Urban Resilience in recent years, digital technologies are rapidly emerging as tools in building digital platforms for Urban Resilience, facilitating digital engagement of individuals, and constructing smart resilient cities.

As Urban Resilience is regarded as the foundation of a sustainable future, Urban Resilience projects utilizing digital technologies such as AI, big data, and IoT are being considered in many cities around the world. However, there is a lack of theoretical frameworks that can be used for these Urban Resilience projects or practical case studies for reference. Therefore, this topic aims to establish a theoretical framework for Urban Resilience and to make practical contributions to implementing Urban Resilience in many countries by discovering success stories and empirical studies of the use and adoption of digital technologies for Urban Resilience in various areas. To this end, we are looking for papers on the use of digital technologies for Urban Resilience as follows:

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • A study on the theoretical framework for Urban Resilience;
  • A study on the integration of strategies, processes, organizations, and digital technologies for Urban Resilience;
  • A case of designing and building a digital platform for Urban Resilience;
  • A case of using digital technologies and building applications for Urban Resilience to various chronic stress and acute shock:
    • Natural disasters and accidents: earthquakes, droughts, floods, building collapses, fires, etc.;
    • Climate change and environmental pollution: local warming, air pollution, water pollution, etc.;
    • Economic shock and financial stress: stock price crashes, high unemployment, poverty, recession, etc.;
    • Disease: pandemic, endemic, etc.;
    • Social issues: terrorism, inequity, racism, garbage disposal. chronic traffic jams, digital divide, etc.;
    • Security: hacking and cyber-attack, etc.
  • A case of constructing a smart resilient city in the world;
  • An empirical study on digital engagement of individuals and communities for Urban Resilience;
  • An empirical analysis study for the use and adoption of digital technologies for Urban Resilience;
  • Regulatory and legal issues related to Urban Resilience, etc.

Prof. Dr. Cheolho Yoon
Dr. Hyungon Kim
Topic Editors

Keywords

  • urban resilience
  • chronic stress
  • acute shock
  • urban resilience project
  • digital platforms for urban resilience
  • digital engagement
  • smart resilient cities
  • digital resilience
  • natural disasters
  • climate change
  • environmental pollution
  • pandemic
  • COVID-19
  • sustainable future

Participating Journals

Journal Name Impact Factor CiteScore Launched Year First Decision (median) APC
Buildings
buildings
3.8 3.1 2011 14.6 Days CHF 2600
Infrastructures
infrastructures
2.6 4.3 2016 16.9 Days CHF 1800
Sustainability
sustainability
3.9 5.8 2009 18.8 Days CHF 2400
Systems
systems
1.9 3.3 2013 16.8 Days CHF 2400
Urban Science
urbansci
2.0 4.5 2017 23.7 Days CHF 1600

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Impact of Digital Government on Digital Transformation of Enterprises from the Perspective of Urban Economic Sustainable Development
by Hui Li and Jiaqiang Xu
Sustainability 2024, 16(7), 2667; https://doi.org/10.3390/su16072667 - 24 Mar 2024
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Enterprise digital transformation stands as a pivotal driving force for urban economic sustainable development. Investigating the role of digital government policies in fostering urban economic growth through enterprise digital transformation is essential for guiding governments in a more targeted pursuit of urban development [...] Read more.
Enterprise digital transformation stands as a pivotal driving force for urban economic sustainable development. Investigating the role of digital government policies in fostering urban economic growth through enterprise digital transformation is essential for guiding governments in a more targeted pursuit of urban development policies. Utilizing the establishment of the urban big data administration bureau as a quasi-natural event and leveraging data on A-share listed companies from 2012 to 2022, this study scrutinizes whether the construction of digital government effectively stimulates enterprise digital transformation and, consequently, promotes urban economic development. Benchmark regression results unequivocally demonstrate that digital government policies significantly propel enterprise digital transformation. Mechanism analysis elucidates that digital government facilitates enterprise digital transformation by enhancing the urban business environment and mitigating the influence of information search costs. Heterogeneity analysis underscores the influence of factors such as the city’s area location, administrative level, and economic development level on policy effects. Notably, the impact of digital government policies is more pronounced in central and western cities, provincial capitals, and cities with lower economic development. Economic consequence analysis reveals that digital government policies play a crucial role in fostering urban economic sustainable development by fostering the digital transformation of enterprises. Full article
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Smart Installation Weather Warning Decision Support
by Martin Tran, Samuel Kreinberg, Eric Specking, Gregory S. Parnell, Brenda Hernandez, Ed Pohl, George Gallarno, John Richards, Randy Buchanan and Christina Rinaudo
Systems 2024, 12(1), 14; https://doi.org/10.3390/systems12010014 - 04 Jan 2024
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Army installation commanders need timely weather information to make installation closure decisions before or during adverse weather events (e.g., hail, thunderstorms, snow, and floods). We worked with the military installation in Fort Carson, CO, and used their Weather Warning, Watch, and Advisory (WWA) [...] Read more.
Army installation commanders need timely weather information to make installation closure decisions before or during adverse weather events (e.g., hail, thunderstorms, snow, and floods). We worked with the military installation in Fort Carson, CO, and used their Weather Warning, Watch, and Advisory (WWA) criteria list to establish the foundation for our algorithm. We divided the Colorado Springs area into 2300 grids (2.5 square kilometers areas) and grouped the grids into ten microclimates, geographically and meteorologically unique regions, per pre-defined microclimate regions provided by the Fort Carson Air Force Staff Weather Officers (SWOs). Our algorithm classifies each weather event in the WWA list using the National Weather Service’s and National Digital Forecast Database’s data. Our algorithm assigns each event a criticality level: none, advisory, watch, or warning. The traffic network data highlight the importance of each road segment for travel to and from Fort Carson. The algorithm also uses traffic network data to assign weight to each grid, which enables the aggregation to the region and installation levels. We developed a weather dashboard in ArcGIS Pro to verify our algorithm and visualize the forecasted warnings for the grids and regions that are or may be affected by weather events. Full article
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RETRACTED: Can Digital Financial Inclusion Help Reduce Urban Crime? Evidence from Chinese Criminal Judgment on Theft Cases
by Xianpu Xu and Yuxi Yang
Systems 2023, 11(4), 203; https://doi.org/10.3390/systems11040203 - 18 Apr 2023
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The rapid development of digital finance has changed all aspects of human life and has also had a deep impact on the social governance system. This paper constructs an unbalanced panel of data of the theft crime rates for 289 cities in China [...] Read more.
The rapid development of digital finance has changed all aspects of human life and has also had a deep impact on the social governance system. This paper constructs an unbalanced panel of data of the theft crime rates for 289 cities in China during 2014–2019 based on the theft criminal judgments published on China’s Judicial Documents website and explores the impact of digital financial inclusion on urban theft crime. It shows that there is a significantly negative correlation between digital financial inclusion and the urban theft crime rate, indicating that the development of digital financial inclusion can effectively reduce urban theft crime, which is also confirmed by instrumental variable analysis based on the spherical distance between cities and Hangzhou, and that digital financial inclusion mainly reduces theft crime committed by more serious and highly educated individuals. In addition, mechanism analysis shows that digital financial inclusion can reduce the expected benefits of theft by enhancing payment convenience and raise the opportunity cost by promoting employment. Therefore, in the Internet era, it is essential for China to continuously improve social governance tools that adapt to the development of new technologies to achieve high-quality urban development. Full article
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The Adaptive Seismic Resilience of Infrastructure Systems: A Bayesian Networks Analysis
by Hui Tang, Qingping Zhong, Chuan Chen and Igor Martek
Systems 2023, 11(2), 84; https://doi.org/10.3390/systems11020084 - 06 Feb 2023
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Earthquakes pose a significant threat to infrastructure systems. However, improving the seismic resilience of infrastructure systems in earthquake-prone regions is fraught with obstacles. First, this article reviews the current status of earthquake resilience research, points out the gaps of existing research, and then [...] Read more.
Earthquakes pose a significant threat to infrastructure systems. However, improving the seismic resilience of infrastructure systems in earthquake-prone regions is fraught with obstacles. First, this article reviews the current status of earthquake resilience research, points out the gaps of existing research, and then focuses on the adaptability in resilience. Secondly, five groups of influencing factors of infrastructure system adaptability are identified and clustered through literature review and expert knowledge. Thirdly, the structure and conditional probability table of the Bayesian network model are given in detail, and the evaluation model of Bayesian network adaptability is created. A Chinese earthquake-prone county was used to verify the applicability of the model. The research uses forward propagation analysis to calculate the adaptability of the case and obtains the probability of the case’s adaptability. The backward propagation to obtain the ranking of the influence degree of the critical influencing factors on the adaptability and the top three factors are respectively earthquake history, relevant information and contingency mechanisms. Finally, the research suggests measures to improve adaptability. Full article
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The Digital Economy and Carbon Productivity: Evidence at China’s City Level
by Xian Zhao, Yiting Dong and Xinshu Gong
Sustainability 2022, 14(17), 10642; https://doi.org/10.3390/su141710642 - 26 Aug 2022
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Based on the panel data of 285 prefecture-level cities in China, this paper empirically tests the impact of digital economic development on carbon productivity by using a two-way fixed effect model, intermediary mechanism model and threshold mechanism model. The results show that: (1) [...] Read more.
Based on the panel data of 285 prefecture-level cities in China, this paper empirically tests the impact of digital economic development on carbon productivity by using a two-way fixed effect model, intermediary mechanism model and threshold mechanism model. The results show that: (1) the digital economy can significantly improve carbon productivity, and this conclusion is still valid after a series of robustness tests. (2) An intermediary mechanism test found that technological innovation, reducing energy consumption intensity and improving urban productivity are the three primary paths through which the digital economy significantly improves carbon productivity. (3) A threshold mechanism test found that the promotion effect of the digital economy on carbon productivity is also affected by the degree of marketization and the level of human capital, showing a single threshold effect and a U-shaped trend. (4) The impact of the digital economy on carbon productivity has regional heterogeneity, urban agglomeration heterogeneity, and resource-based city heterogeneity. This study provides substantial empirical evidence for the relevant authorities to formulate green development policies from the perspective of digital economy development. Full article
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