While the definition of a smart city is still evolving, some things have become clear: Smart cities leverage information and communication technology to improve service levels, people’s prosperity, sustainability, and economic development.
Smart city technology can make cities more effective and efficient, as required by the rapidly expected growth in urban populations over the next few decades. Smart cities leveraging on technology related to their operations have earned many benefits. Here are benefits we can see cities come from smart technology every day:
Making decisions more efficient, based on data
Progress in “big data” and connected devices has enabled city access to information that was never available before. A well designed data analytics strategy gives city officials the ability to access and analyze large amounts of information – and easily gain meaningful and actionable understanding with ease. When a city can monitor the desired metrics in real time, the level of service speed is increasing.
Effective applications and data strategies provide a city with information to identify and manage policies in high-risk areas, for example, and predict and plan to expand population growth across the city and identify the trends of interests, concerns and needs of the people. Big data and Internet of Thing (IoT) offer endless possibilities to enable stronger decision making. This in turn increases the life of the population by cutting costs and improving services.
Increase the involvement of citizens and governments services
Collaboration tools, modern and intuitive web pages, mobile apps, self portals, and online accounts have become standard in many aspects of life, and people expect no less than their city. Extending digital services in the community makes smart cities a more attractive place for people to live and promote relevant citizen experiences. For pushing the smart city, it help for e government transformation as well.
Accessible government data, interactive maps, government performance dashboards, transparency into budgets, live city council meetings, and strong social media presence help all smart cities in establishing closer ties with the people. This smart technology helps increase civic engagement and trust in city officials.
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