A Smart City is not just about technology. It is about creating and nurturing a resilient, livable, and workable City through the use of technology, data and social innovation.
A municipality that is livable is one in which citizens are healthy, engaged with their community and actively minimize their environmental footprint.
A municipality that is workable is one that connects its citizens through advanced transportation and mobility, broadband connectivity, educational institutions and smart infrastructure.
Using light and metal detectors, sensors detect if a parking spot or loading area is occupied. These street sensors help motorists find parking, but they also provide data about parking patterns, helping officials improve management of urban mobility.
The City of Orlando approaches the smart operation of transportation, security and emergency management through Orlando Operations Center (OOC). The OOC operates as a smart city center through functions such as adaptive traffic signal control, remote CCTV management and city monitoring through display screen walls within OOC, 911 communications center system that harnesses CAD, EMD software and AVL technology, and incident information management and distribution through live camera feeds, VMS, SMS and smartphone alert services.
Through the Program “MDE: Medellin Smart City,” Medellin is implementing projects to create free Internet access zones, community centers, a Mi-Medellin co-creation portal, open data, online transactions, and other services. Another strategy is the creation of the Smart Mobility System which, through the use of technology, has achieved a reduction in the number of accidents, improvement in mobility, and a reduction in incident response time.
Less than 1% of the country’s garbage goes to landfills. While recycling makes a big dent in the garbage stream, Sweden also burns about as much waste as it recycles. Its 32 waste-to-energy (WTE) plants are what keep landfill deposits next to nothing, incinerating almost 2 million tons of filtered garbage.
Andrea Zanella, Nicola Bui, Angelo Castellani, Lorenzo Vangelista, Michele Zorzi
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a recent communication paradigm that envisions a near future, in which the objects of everyday life will be equipped with microcontrollers, transceivers for digital communication, and suitable protocol stacks that will make them able to communicate with one another and with the users, becoming an integral part of the Internet.
Cities nowadays face complex challenges to meet objectives regarding socio-economic development and quality of life. The concept of “smart cities” is a response to these challenges. This paper explores “smart cities” as environments of open and user-driven innovation for experimenting and validating Future Internet-enabled services.
Tie Qiu, Kaiyu Zheng, Min Han, Philip Chen, Meiling Xu
With the applications of Internet of Things for smart cities, the real-time performance for a large number of network packets is facing serious challenge. Thus, how to improve the emergency response has become a critical issue.
This report explores government sharing of personal information across ministries and services, or with the private sector for the provision of services. The report reviews material from many sources on government data sharing activities with a particular focus on privacy. There is no explicit or consensus framework for assessing or evaluating data sharing. While data sharing goes on in Canada it does so under the rather antique framework of public sector laws that ill equip privacy practitioners to deal with data mining realities of 2014. Meanwhile, there is ongoing discussion how or whether privacy expectations need adjustment to reflect the new reality of “big data”.
Governments, public agencies, private organizations and the health sector may look to share citizens’ personal or health information to deliver social programs, community safety, health care and education, and to conduct research. Information sharing initiatives can include data matching,
joint access to databases, file duplication and other activities that enable more than one agency or organization to access, use and disclose personal information of citizens. As such, any information sharing initiative should thoroughly consider privacy and access to information implications and implement proper controls to minimize potential risks. Outlined in this report are six guiding principles for getting information sharing initiatives right.
Smart Cities Council
The Smart Cities Council envisions a world where digital technology and intelligent design have been harnessed to create smart, sustainable cities with high-quality living and high-quality jobs. To tap into the transformative power of smart technologies, cities need a trusted, neutral advisor. The Smart Cities Council provides that help. They are a network of leading companies advised by top universities, laboratories and standards bodies.
World Smart City
World Smart City is a partnership between the International Electrotechnical Commission, the International Organization for Standardization and the United Nations Agency for Technology. As the world’s foremost international standards organizations, their main objective is to help make smart cities a reality through a common approach founded on standards.
Smart Cities Association
The Smart Cities Association is a non-profit organization founded by a community and industry experts among its members and partners platform who are committed for its growing strategy and development mission. The Smart Cities Association mission is to promote the smart cities roadmap and reference model through collaboration towards a truly digital and smart city transformation.