The connection of smart cities approach and social innovation
Kulcsszavak:smart city, social innovation, metropolitan regions, penta-helix
The enhancing globalization raises new challenges for the cities, like the increasing number of urban population, the rising environmental problems, or the overcrowding of some cities. Nowadays with the widespread of intelligent technologies, more and more cities are creating strategies for making themselves more innovative, and smart. That is why the inequalities among different cities are also rising, as some of them cannot adapt these challenges and turns to a relatively peripheral situation. In their case social innovation can be an adequate solution for solving the problems in a bottom-up way, and foster their development. The aim of this research is to analyse the connection of smart cities with the idea of social innovation, as they both have some similar characteristics.