PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2015, Vol. 34 ›› Issue (4): 466-472.doi: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2015.04.008

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Smart management and service of communities in Chinese cities

Yanwei CHAI(), Wenbo GUO   

  1. Center for Research and Planning of Smart Cities, College of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
  • Online:2015-04-10 Published:2015-04-10


The wave of smart city construction and people-oriented development has gradually reached the basic organizational unit of cities: communities, and the building of smart community is considered the key to the smart development of Chinese cities. Based on an analysis of the current situation and existing problems in the development of management and service systems of residential communities in Chinese cities, this article offers the view that the development of smart communities should be guided by dynamic planning and based on a management system using grid data and corresponding tools, and fine tune services through the integration of multiple layers of grid and the development and integration of technological standards. The planning of community management should break the physical boundary of communities and re-divide and recreate the space of communities to form "new communities" in terms of behavioral space and social space, and thus achieve improved division and dynamic management of community grids, as well as change of behavior of residents in the communities based on the analyses of their behavioral patterns in space and time and needs.

Key words: urban community, space-time behavior, geographies of everyday life, smart community, human-oriented community