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How Cities Can Learn: Key Concepts, Role of ICT and Research Gaps

EasyChair Preprint no. 10101

16 pagesDate: May 12, 2023


Learning in cities using the support of technological solutions, particularly with ICT focus, has remained a point of interest for researchers, propelled by the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goal 4, which is to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote Lifelong Learning opportunities for all. Citizens of cities are considered learners who learn in cities through formal and informal education processes, enhanced by digital technology. Such Lifelong Learning considers that knowledge growth would enhance the functioning of cities leading to an increase in the smartness of the cities. However, even though learning in a city by its citizens has been considered, the role of the city in the learning process, and how a city itself as a system can learn (city learning) to meet the emerging challenges and opportunities have not received research focus. Understanding how a city learns along with its citizens is essential to support twin transitions in cities, to meet Sustainable Development Goals. We aim to explore how existing frameworks for city transformations, considering learning in cities, have addressed city learning. We conducted a scoping review to identify the relevant literature and analyse the main concepts and the role of ICT in this context. This study presents the main concepts in the literature and the research gaps in addressing city learning. We conclude that research is required to develop a conceptual framework for city learning through interactions and knowledge exchange among the elements and stakeholders of a city supported by ICT.

Keyphrases: City learning, ICT support, lifelong learning, Twin Transitions, UN SDG

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  author = {Pradipta Banerjee and Sobah Abbas Petersen},
  title = {How Cities Can Learn: Key Concepts, Role of ICT and Research Gaps},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 10101},

  year = {EasyChair, 2023}}
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