COMPREHENSIVE STUDY OF SMART CITY AND LITERATURE
An eight-faceted integrative framework has been proposed by Chourabi, et al for understanding the concept of smart cities and to be used to evaluate the components of smart city initiatives. This paper begins by establishing a historical starting point to cities facing economic and population change. It continues with steps to contextualize smart cities by a brief exploration of papers and publications covering governance. We outline the Chourabi Framework while exploring other proposed models for explaining the smart city concept. The paper takes a selection of cities and explores various smart city initiatives through the lens of the Chourabi Framework to create a viewpoint of how these initiatives match the framework criteria. We conclude by outlining some of the questions posed by this final city initiative examination and how a model could apply to developing future smart city initiatives.