Identification and Prioritizing of Key Factors Affecting Smart City based on Futures Studies Approach (The Case Study of Tabriz Metropolis)

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Ph. D student of Eeconomics, University of Tabriz

2 Professor of Economics, University of Tabriz


Nowadays the world is facing challenges that are caused by the transformations resulting from the progress of science and technology and the emergence of new needs.the smart city model is a new solution that fits the advancement of ICT and meets the new needs of citizens in their urban life.This forces urban planners to review and rethink their actions. This research seeks to identify the main and key factors in the future of the smart city in Tabriz Metropolis. To do so, an attempt has been made to identify the key and effective variables in the future of the smart city of Tabriz and its compliance based on the existing goals in smart cities and the planned goals of intelligence on the horizon of 1420. Accordingly, based on the opinions of experts in this field, 55 indicators and primary factors of intelligence were localized for the metropolis of Tabriz and analyzed using Mic Mac software. Then, 16 key factors were introduced using the cross-impact matrix. The findings show that the dimensions of smart economy and smart mobility have the largest contribution as the main variables in these categories and they will play a greater impact on the smart future of Tabriz Metropolis. Based on the results, it should also be noted that achieving a smart city in Tabriz metropolis requires the formulation of a smart city strategic document along with cross-sectoral, integrated, and expert planning. It is worth noting that, in order to create and realize a smart city, an adequate foundation and infrastructure must be established in the society, so it is necessary for the officials of the Tabriz metropolis to take appropriate measures to make it a smart city


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