What Exactly is a Smart City?

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A lot of people are talking about smart cities – but do you know what they are? How a Smart What defines a smart city and makes it different from a regular city? In general, a smart city is a city that uses technology to provide services and solve city problems. A smart city does things like improve transportation and accessibility, improve social services, promote sustainability, and give its citizens a voice.

More often than not, city problems are actually problems with bad infrastructure. For example, inefficient resource management leads to waste, polluted waterways, and traffic jams. But smart city infrastructure can help with city problems by making resource management easier, more efficient and more responsible.

On top of that, a smart city should help its citizens lead healthier, safer, and more productive lives. A smart city uses information and communication technologies (ICTs) to improve the efficiency and quality of life in urban areas. These technologies can monitor air quality, manage traffic, reduce noise pollution, and provide real-time information about hazards and other important events.