Few people need to be reminded of water’s importance. Along with energy, it is essential for everyday life. Water provides sustenance, supports industry and irrigates fields. But city administrations are struggling to meet rising demand from growing populations while contending with issues such as water quality, flooding, drought and aging infrastructure.
Shared transportation, which includes mass transit and other urban travel options, is responding to the changing needs and preferences of the people who use those services. And those needs and preferences need to be well understood and reflected in city transportation and comprehensive land use planning.
This section offers a brief overview of the unique circumstances that influence and shape how federal, regional and local governments approach smart city programs in Australia and New Zealand, Europe, India and North America.
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When city departments develop new applications or programs independently of each other rather than collaboratively we refer to it as a "siloed" approach. And it does cause problems, including a lack of interoperability between departments, unnecessary investments of time and money, and others. We explain in more detail in this section.
ET-GBS-Reality panel discussion
4th Smart Cities Summit 2017
With over 52.32 lakh km of roads, India has one of the largest road networks in the world. It comprises National Highways (100,275 km), expressways (200 km), state highways
With growing industrial development and increasing population, the role of railways in transportation is going to be crucial in the coming years.
The winners of the first-ever Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge Grants are Austin, Indianapolis, Miami, Orlando and Philadelphia. Learn about their projects and the important first step you need to take to make any smart cities initiative a success.
Welcome to the Readiness Guide. This online document was assembled with input from many of the world’s leading smart city practitioners – the members and advisors of the Smart Cities Council. It will help you create a vision for the future of your own city. Equally important, it will help you build an action plan to get to that better future.
The first goal of the Readiness Guide is to give you a “vision” of a smart city, to help you understand how technology will transform the cities of tomorrow.
The second goal is to help you construct your own roadmap to that future. It suggests the goals to which you should aspire, the features and functions you should specify, the best practices that will gain you the maximum benefits for the minimum cost, at reduced risk.
The Readiness Guide is intended for mayors, city managers, city planners and their staffs. It helps cities help themselves by providing objective, vendor-neutral information to make confident, educated choices about the technologies that can transform a city.
Cities around the world are already making tremendous progress in achieving economic, environmental and social sustainability, in export-based initiatives and in the creation of 21st century jobs. All of these are excellent ways to improve city living standards and economies. The concept of smart cities doesn’t compete with these efforts. Instead, smart city technologies can support and enhance work already underway.