There are a lot of disruptions in today’s world. On one hand, we can observe a huge increase in population and in resource consumption and waste. On the other, nobody can fail to notice all the technological advances. This evolution in technology is revolutionising everything we do, and even the way we live. A few years ago, the idea of a Smart City was a fantasy. But today, it is becoming a reality. Let’s discover the different aspects of this ‘futuristic’ city.
What is a smart city?
We have all heard about smartphones, smart appliances and many other smart devices. But what are smart cities exactly? Just like any smart device, these cities function on information and communication technologies. Indeed, they use power sensors, wireless networks, and web/mobile-based applications. Their purpose is to be as sustainable as possible, both economically and environmentally. In other words, a smart city uses advanced technology to offer its citizens energy-saving buildings and transport, in addition to a better waste and resource management. While managing natural resources in the best way possible, it provides them with higher standards of living.
Why do we need smart cities?
Logically, the development of an innovative concept is based on the creation of a need. There are various elements that contribute to the creation of smart cities. Among these, we find population, transport, water and global energy. There are an infinite number of studies showing that the world’s population is increasing, aging, and moving to urban areas. By 2025, it is predicted that there will Read more