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Model of Smart Cities based on Good Governance Factors

Ali Hashemi, Mitra Rah Nejat


  1. Faculty of Law and Political Sciences, Islamic Azad University-South Tehran Branch (EN), Tehran, IRAN
  2. Faculty of Law and Political Science , Allameh Tabatabi University Tehran, IRAN 


Smart City regarded as a strategy to reduce the problems generated by urban population growth and rapid urbanization, and this realized in the form of good urban governance with features such as accountability and transparency. The purpose of this study is  to present a smart city model in Iran based on good governance factors (case study: Tehran city. In the present study, the application of good governance theory differs from one society to another and the only general rule of good governance theory is to employ two mechanisms of accountability and competition to improve governance. The results showed that governance had a positive and effective role in smart city promotion. Furthermore, governance had positive effect on six indicators of smart city, smart people, smart economy, smart transportation, smart governance, smart living and smart environment.

Smart City; Good Urban Governance; Urban Managers; Tehran