Smart city development and residents'well-being

Chunpei Lin, Guanxi Zhao, Chuanpeng Yu, Yenchun Jim Wu*

*Corresponding author for this work

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The development of smart cities has greatly improved the living and working environment of urban residents, but whether it can enhance the happiness of urban residents is a controversial topic. In this study, we investigate residents' experiences of obtaining information, services and networks in smart cities from the aspects of safety, usefulness and convenience, and empirically explore their relationship with residents' subjective well-being (SWB). The results show that residents' safety, usefulness and convenience experiences of obtaining information, services and networks in smart cities all have positive impacts on their SWB, and the relationship between residents' safety experience and SWB is, to a certain extent, mediated by their usefulness and convenience experiences.

Original languageEnglish
Article number676
JournalSustainability (Switzerland)
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 28


  • Convenience experience
  • SWB
  • Safety experience
  • Smart city
  • Usefulness experience

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Building and Construction
  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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