For those who are reading and will notice for the rising of countries and nations undertaking “smart city” initiative, one after another.
A smart city is an urban area that uses different types of electronic data collection sensors to supply information which is used to manage assets and resources efficiently (in modern term, leverage of Internet of Things – IoT sensors and device). This includes data collected from citizens, devices, and assets that is processed and analyzed to monitor and manage traffic and transportation systems, power plants, water supply networks, waste management, law enforcement, information systems, schools, libraries, hospitals, and other community services. The smart city concept integrates information and communication technology (ICT), and various physical devices connected to the network (the Internet of things or IoT) to optimize the efficiency of city operations and services and connect to citizens. Smart city technology allows city officials to interact directly with both community and city infrastructure and to monitor what is happening in the city and how the city is evolving. ICT is used to enhance quality, performance and interactivity of urban services, to reduce costs and resource consumption and to increase contact between citizens and government. Smart city applications are developed to manage urban flows and allow for real-time responses. A smart city may therefore be more prepared to respond to challenges than one with a simple “transactional” relationship with its citizens. Yet, the term itself remains unclear to its specifics and therefore, open to many interpretations.
Take a closer look, smart cities is the future now. Rapid urbanisation is one of the leading accelerator to smarter cities that improve the lives of citizens through technology. The world is becoming more urban, with 60% of the population expected to live in cities by 2050. Smart city development as the use of smart initiatives combined to leverage technology investments across an entire city, with common platforms increasing efficiency, data being shared across systems, and IT investments tied to smart missions. From the various digital transformation technology, from big data, artificial intelligence, smart car, intelligence transportation system, connected home or smart home, smart workplace all had a role in the smart city development.
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