Smart Cities Journey is a long story that begins in a mid-4th millennium BC in Uruk. The first City in recorded history. Uruk was an ancient city in Sumer, later Babylonia, and at one time it was the most important city in ancient Mesopotamia. It was situated in the southern region of Sumer (modern-day Warka, Iraq), to the northeast of the Euphrates river.

Since that, people started to be more centralized and open the long way of the world-wide urbanization infrastructure. Enjoy the journey from ancient times to the current ultra-modern Smart Cities.

The Modern Age Cities – Smart Cities

  • Copenhagen, 1989

    Local e-Government services, national e-Government services, city guide, e-Parking services, guides for entrepreneurship

  • 1994

    Wired and Wireless Broadband Services, Public Information, and public service guides, Tourist Guides, Job Opportunities, Self-recycle services, local online news, job opportunities in the city, Marketplace for cars and property

  • 1995

    Regional map service, WLAN hot spots, e-health cards, e-Government services (e-Counter), Online Tourist Guide, e-Booking, Property Database, environmental information and guides for entrepreneurs

  • 1996

    GIS information about the city, city guide, municipal transportation, crowd sourcing, 3D Virtual Tour

  • 1997

    Online city guides, information from local enterprises, Advertising spaces, connection with citizen’s personal sites, public information, Energy management, smart building, tele-presence conference centers, grid energy solutions, sustainable public spaces, sustainable working,

  • 1998

    Broadband and telecommunications services, online city guides, public information

  • 1999

    Wired and Wireless Broadband Services, smart olympic buildings, Media services, e-Education, e-Commerce, Develops business services

  • 2000

    e-Government services, mobile services, online city guide, guides for entrepreneurs, Intelligent transportation, open data from city council, e-Government information and e-Services, GIS maps, Environmental services, tourist guides, intelligent transportation

  • 2001

    GIS services, crowd sourcing, MAN, 3D Virtual city model with crowd sourcing options, broadband services, online guides and training for entrepreneurs

  • 2002

    Residential parking permits, e-government services, elderly care treatment, universal access services

  • 2003

    Tele-care services, intelligent transportation, wireless broadband services

  • 2004

    Wireless broadband services, e-Government portal, GIS city information, Intelligent transportation, e-parking, 3D website for virtual tours, public e-Services, e-Future classroom, e-Parking, e-Government services, mobile services, e-Procurement services via national portal, virtual communities

  • 2005

    Eco services like smart grids – energy, water, waste smart management, green buildings

  • 2006

    Green buildings, Smart grids

  • 2007

    Eco services like smart grids, energy, water and waste smart management

  • 2008

    Intelligent buildings, ubiquitous computing, local information, Tourist guides, public information, guides for entrepreneurs, Renewable resources and smart energy management

  • 2009

    Full digitalization of the population, tax deductions methods of support digital development

  • 2010

    Intelligent Buildings, Ubiquitous computing

  • 2011

    Accelerating of climate/energy programmes. Driven by smart technology and the need to bring about behavioural change

  • 2013

    Land Use, Mobility and Environment. Ever-growing reduction of traditional energy resources, paying particular attention to the improvement of urban mobility and energy saving as well as of those connected with the quality of life of communities, with specific attention to the participation to decisions-making processes

  • 2016

    Equitable City, Integrated Energy Research for the future, Transforming healthcare through hospital and clinic digitization and telemedicine

  • 2014

    India’s Smart Cities mission for 100 cities, Smart Grid, Green Energy, Sustainability of resources, Roads infrastructure, Smart Traffic management.

  • 2017

    Citizens engagement, aims to optimize infrastructure and traffic management systems, improving safety and environment conditions, Sensors and cameras make up the IoT nodes of the network, digitally-enabled bike, and car-sharing, the quality of life.

  • 2018

    Connected transportation, Citizens happiness, electric vehicles, drones, flaying taxi, Augmented reality

  • 2019

    Transportation 2.0, Appointment-based Traveling Projects, 5G networks infrastructure projects

  • 2020 - PREDICTION

    Virtualization of administration, E-government restructructuralization, Integrated transportation systems, Electrification of Cities transportation

  • 2021 - PREDICTION

    Intelligent desease prediction models, Advanced tourism analytics, Digital identity, Digital security, Automotive sector transformation,

  • 2022 - PREDICTION

    Artificial Intelligence based urban movement, Global digital identity, Addoption of neural networks for adavnced analytics, Autonomous city transport, Deeper integration of Citizens, Community based regional politics

  • 2023 - PREDICTION

    Global digital identity, Advanced cities agriculture, Green economy regulations, Community based decision making,

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