A Review on Importance of Smart City Indexes for Citizens’ Health Case Study: Esfahan City

  •  Meisam Shahbazi    
  •  Mohammad Massoud    
  •  Mahin Nastaran    
  •  Mahmoud Mohamadi    
  •  Mahmoud Ghale Noe    


Smart city has been considered by urban developers and municipalities as an innovative concept in urban developing and as a strategy to contribute to the mitigation of urban problems. Smartening of cities may result in mental health and alleviation of citizens’ stress, improvement of life quality, upholding a city and citizens’ hygiene, decrement of commutations and preservation of resources. The prompt growth and sprawl of urbanization followed by high degrees of pollutions and negligence of environment have consequences for urbanites’ health, but IT is able to resolve most of those issues. The goal of present inquiry is compiling and scaling the significance level of indexes attributed to the smart city in elevation of Esfahan city health. In this regard, the researcher has exploited 22 indexes attributed to health from smart city indexes regarding practitioners’ viewpoints and elucidated the significance of which in achieving smart health through Analytic Network Process (ANP) method, the results depict that focusing on smartening in visions, plans, and initiatives of public and private organizations, considering skilled practitioners as well as designation of budgetary and funding to attain the smart health are of great importance.

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