Branko Momcilo Markovic, Dejan T. Ilić, Nevena Krasulja


Migration from rural areas to cities, beside to migration of highly educated labor, are becoming one of the most significant challenges in the contemporary urban environment. Increasingly and extensively influx of population from rural areas into cities, with climate and lifestyle changes, additionally exposed city government to challenges for optimal city functioning and sustainable urban development. These challenges as initiatives to improve the quality of life, higher efficiency and preservation of the environment, with the accelerated development of new technologies, are resulted in the emergence of the Smart City concept. The Smart City concept represents the dominant direction of urban development based on the digital transformation of the city and principles of sustainable development. At its core, the concept involves the digital transformation of the city towards achieving greater efficiency of the city administration, higher quality of life, reducing the exploitation of resources, but also reducing the negative impact on the environment. The importance of digital transformation of cities and the importance of sustainable development are initiated the authors, to present in this paper the basic determinants of the Smart City concept as integral part of the urban sustainable development strategy


Digital transformation; Smart City concept; Sustainable Development; New technologies; Industry 4.0;


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