Within these pages, readers can find information regarding data collection/sharing, integration, and management for smart cities, the associated challenges, and resources that could be useful to stakeholders.
Smart cities bring together infrastructure and technology to improve citizens' quality of life and enhance their interactions with the urban environment. 1 A positive quality of life involves enhancing every aspect of the daily existence of citizens. From safe streets to green spaces, from a reasonable commute to access to art and culture, a smart city creates an environment that promotes the best of urban living and minimizes the hassles of city life. 2
Smart cities must rely on the collection, integration, analysis, and use of a wide range of disparate public and private data sources related to transportation, utilities, communications, health, crime, education, weather, and air quality using traditional data sources in combination with a network of sensor-equipped Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
- 1Ellsmoor, J. (2019, May 19). Smart Cities: The Future of Urban Development. Retrieved June 4, 2020, from Forbes: https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesellsmoor/2019/05/19/smart-cities-the-future-of-urban-development/#6f45affd2f90
- 2Sen, R. (n.d.). Smart Cities of the Future from Vision to Reality. Retrieved June 4, 2020, from Deloitte: https://www2.deloitte.com/us/en/pages/consulting/solutions/smart-cities-of-the-future.html?id=us:2ps:3gl:confidence:eng:cons:31020:nonem:na:6sKjOFEK:1177105429:424633433650:e:Smart_Cities:Vision_To_Reality_Exact:nb