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Regional Economics: Theory and Practice

A cognitive modeling-based transition to the smart city concept in the Southern Federal District regions

Vol. 20, Iss. 4, APRIL 2022

Received: 2 December 2021

Received in revised form: 12 February 2022

Accepted: 3 March 2022

Available online: 15 April 2022


JEL Classification: R13, R58

Pages: 696–723


Ol'ga E. AKIMOVA Volgograd State Technical University (VSTU), Volgograd, Russian Federation


Sergei K. VOLKOV Volgograd State Technical University (VSTU), Volgograd, Russian Federation


Nataliya V. KET'KO Volgograd State Technical University (VSTU), Volgograd, Russian Federation


Aleksei B. SIMONOV Volgograd State Technical University (VSTU), Volgograd, Russian Federation


Viktoriya V. CHERNOIVANOVA Volgograd State Technical University (VSTU), Volgograd, Russian Federation


Subject. This article analyzes the relationship between the concepts of Sustainable City and Smart City, and the issues of cognitive modeling.
Objectives. The article aims to construct a cognitive map of the process of transition of a territorial entity to the concept of Smart City.
Methods. For the study, we used cognitive modeling.
Results. The article says that the gradual expansion of the scope of use of the achievements of scientific and technological progress will cause an increase in the proportion of organizations carrying out technological innovations.
Conclusions. Ensuring the transition from a sustainable city to a smart city is possible by increasing the research and development cost, which will cause an increase in the share of high-tech and knowledge-intensive sectors of the economy.

Keywords: smart city, sustainable city, shrinking city, cognitive modeling, cognitive map, correlation matrix


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