Establishing Technology for Smart City Development in Jordan’s Amman-King Hussain Business Park
Qotadeh Saber1, Huda Ibrahim2, Mawarny Md. Rejab3

1Qotadeh Saber, School of Computing, University Utara Malaysia, Kedah, Malaysia.

2Huda Ibrahim, School of Computing, University Utara Malaysia, Kedah, Malaysia.

3Mawarny Md. Rejab, School of Computing, University Utara Malaysia, Kedah, Malaysia.

Manuscript received on 03 February 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 10 February 2019 | Manuscript Published on 22 March 2019 | PP: 213-220 | Volume-8 Issue-5S April 2019 | Retrieval Number: ES3419018319/19©BEIESP

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Abstract: Global ever-increasing population and fast urbanization have created many problems. Many studies have identified smart city development as a vibrant solution to the problem. Review of the existing studies signified that smart cities’ development have many models and dimensions. However, this study explored and identified technology-based smart city development model, given the fact that technology is regarded as an enabler that can connect physical distances in a many way, which consequently creates opportunities for quickened social and economic practices for people. This study used grounded theory because there no stander for smart city development framework. This study applies semi-structured interviews with 30 government officials, policy makers and regulators in several trips to the field to saturate categories. The result revealed the category “establishing technology” describing how Jordan’s Amman, King Hussein Business Park(KHBP) is a blend of technology-based dimensions: technology infrastructure, smart facilities, international IT companies, and applications. Based on this result, technology could be considered a crucial process to achieve smart city development, and the discovery of new technology promotes technology infrastructure, smart facilities, and applications which could be facilitated by international IT companies. Overall, this study generates a model that could be tagged “a technology-based smart city development dimensions” which could be examined and adopted by future study.

Keywords: Smart City Development, Technology, Smart Facilities, Grounded Theory, Jordan.
Scope of the Article: Evolutionary Computing and Intelligent Systems