As cities grow, the challenges they pose—environmental, economic, and social—grow with them. But cities are hubs of diversity and innovation: they can also become the source of solutions.
Smart Cities use recent advances in communications and digital technologies, data sharing and analysis, and intelligent design to make cities more livable, resilient, economically sound, and sustainable. Smart sensors and embedded devices—from street lights to power meters to traffic signals and beyond—work together with an open, connected infrastructure to create a distributed layer of intelligence that can save energy, streamline operations, and make citizens feel happier and safer.
A successful Smart Cities initiative relies on smart technology, but it also requires leadership and vision. We’ve collected the resources and information here to guide you and inspire you.
*Source: UN Habitat (United Nations Human Settlements Program)