A Smart City Adoption Model to Improve Sustainable Living

  • Bokolo Anthony Jnr. Department of Computer Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Sobah Abbas Petersen Department of Computer Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology


In recent years, there has been a growing trend of large population of people moving towards urban living. As estimated that by 2030 more than 60 percent of the world population will live in urban geographical location, as more than half of the world’s population currently resides in urban areas. Such complex and enormous inhabitation of people certainly tend to become disordered. Thus, safeguarding livable conditions to be in line with rapid worldwide urban population increment requires an extensive knowledge of smart city initiatives. But, currently stakeholders, decision makers and city planners/developers are faced with inadequate information regarding the dimensions of smart city required to achieve sustainable living. Thus, in achieving smart cities there is need for decision makers and city planners/developers to make strategic decisions on how to adopt smart city initiatives. Hence, there is need to identify the smart city dimensions and associated initiatives to be adopted by policy makers in implementing smart city policies. Therefore, this study identifies the smart city dimensions (smart economy, smart people, smart governance, smart mobility, smart environment, and smart living) and further develops a smart city adoption model to assess the current smart city initiatives being implemented. Moreover, data was collected from 115 respondents using survey questionnaire to empirically validate the proposed smart city adoption model. Accordingly, Partial Least Square-Structural Equation Modelling (PLS-SEM) was employed to analyze the collected data. Results from the analyzed survey data confirms the identified smart city dimension are applicable in facilitating smart city adoption.