Cities often form the backbone of economic, social and cultural activities for countries around the world, with over half the world’s population living in these complex urban centres. Sustainable futures for humanity will depend, to a large extent, on achieving sustainable living within these large urban centres. Cities are also very complex: They require a vast network of infrastructure, resources, services, technologies, management and planning to keep the flows of goods, people, waste and general social and economic activities going. Dr Maysoun Ibrahim analysis captures these complexities as she develops a practical road map of things that need to be in place to help a city move towards improving smartness and sustainability. The insights generated have both practical and theoretical use. As such the book provides an important contribution towards understanding and working towards a sustainable future. The books provides a base for planners, researchers, analysts and the interested observer to consider cities in a coherent and holistic model.