Cities with well-developed strategies. Cities follow the sustainable development of their resources and services. These cities have a long-term strategy and give value to their citizens’ comfort level.
Worldwide governments and private industrial companies are forced to improve their productivity. In the first place, it is a well-working city infrastructure. A focus is on efficiency, lowering costs, and positive environmental impact. Common city infrastructure is often 50+ years old. Insufficient to cover city needs.
The main topics of cities development are in areas of governance, economics, infrastructure, business and commercial properties, traffic, logistics, municipal services, mobility, connectivity, healthcare, education, business services, smart grid, energy, and climate-related procedures.
Populations are expanding. Cities are becoming full and need to grow to demand. For properly growing, these cities’ services must be active, safe, clean. Explicitly, with attention to remain productive. Past years’ trend is to use various types of Smart Technologies, covered by the umbrella of Smart Cities.
The mission of Smart cities is to develop proper infrastructure for citizens with an impact on the efficiency of services, quality of life, quality of the environment, and health conditions of the business in the city, region, and country.
Key drivers that make Cities smart are pretty simple. All of them are parts of standard industrial and digital sectors that mainly cover Sensors production, Internet of Things coverage, green and sustainable energy sources usage, and resources used for city infrastructure, traffic management, and construction.
The main role-playing topics are in areas of economic health with health conditions for everyone, government quality with a lower level of corruption, and the level of digitalization of city, region, or country.
There does not exist a normative procedure to measure Smart Cities’ development progress. Although, many two factors may be tracked in time. The first one is the progress of the United Nations Global Sustainable Development Goals and the second is coverage of the city by technologies and supporting citizens’ social comfort.
Generally, sustainable development goals cover areas like ending poverty in all its forms, ending hunger and achieving food security by improving nutrition and promoting sustainable agriculture, ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being, ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education, promoting lifelong learning opportunities, achieving gender equality, empower all women and girls, ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation, ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy, promote sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth, supporting full and productive employment, and decent work, support building resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and foster innovation.
Furthermore, these goals supporting reducing inequality within and among countries make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable, ensuring sustainable consumption and production patterns, taking action to combat climate change and its impacts, conserving and sustainably using the oceans, seas, and marine resources, protecting, restoring, sustainably using terrestrial ecosystems, like managing forests, combat desertification, reserve land degradation and halt biodiversity loss, promote peaceful and inclusive societies, provide access to justice for all, build effective, accountable, and inclusive institutions at all.
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