Smart Cities are driving a change, not only in terms of infrastructure but with connected objects, involving the government, citizens, visitors and companies connected to an intelligent ecosystem.
These changes help democratize the development of cities and end the traditional roles of government and business. Governments need to work on managing their services to be able to attract talent in the knowledge economy, and ensure business and economic growth, becoming facilitators of solutions , companies become more participatory and generate new business. It is an evolution in which we all win and we transform cities in liveable cities ready for the next 100 years.
Leading Cities are connecting their assets and infrastructure. This vision of connected infrastructure allows them to generate interdepartmental data flows and processes with the aim to engage the public services with their citizens.
These connected sensors and systems that collect data are a key part of what it takes to build a Smart City and transform the city decisions from the human experience to data driven decisions.
In parallel, with the increasing connectivity of portable and connected devices, citizens can even create data for themselves. This means that they allow us to personalize and improve the experiences of residents and visitors.
All this is to meet the main objectives of a Smart City, which are mainly; provide a better quality of life and services to residents and visitors, leverage digital innovation to boost the economic growth and competitiveness to attract industry and talent and also very important, be aware of environmental sustainability. This means having everything from safe streets to green spaces, from reasonable travel to access to art and culture.
A Smart City creates an environment that promotes the best of urban life and is prepared to learn and adapt continuously from the challenges. So, are we ready to get connected?
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