A report published by the United Nations suggests that by 2050, 66% of the world’s population will live in urban areas. The fast-growing, worldwide urbanization has taken government agencies by storm. The unprecedented population growth in the urban areas pose various challenges towards successful development of these areas.
The Smart City initiative promises citizens a better livelihood and advanced infrastructure through optimized resource utilization, enhanced quality of life and efficient service delivery. With urbanization gaining momentum, it presents a strong case for government agencies to leverage the modern, cutting-edge technologies and realize citizens’ dream of a smart city.
Make Way for a Smart Lifestyle
Talking of smart cities, some of the features that citizens will witness are round-the-clock video surveillance, driverless public transit systems, smart parking, and others. To deliver all of the above and more, it is technology that will spearhead this initiative. Technologies from fixed broadband networks offering gigabit connections, mobile networks facilitating 4G and 5G internet networks to Internet of Things (IOT) will form the foundational infrastructure of smart cities. Smart Cities are set to offer host of benefits with smarter services such as:
- Waste Management – Realize cleaner cities with sensor-fitted waste containers. The sensors would detect the capacity of the container and collect waste accordingly, preventing waste spillage and deposition on roads
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