What does it take to make a smart cities initiative successful? At Smart Cities Week, five tech leaders from cities around the world shared their best advice for ensuring your next initiative is a smashing success.
Smart City Examples
The more cities discovering the benefits of IoT (Internet of things) and connected solutions, the higher the growth for smart city projects.
Denmark's cities have most of the challenges other cities contend with in their smart city makeover efforts. But a new report says the country could very well become a smart cities world leader, and its national government very much wants to see that happen.
The global networking giant to bear nearly 50 per cent of the project cost in the form of materials and expertise, and will work in association with e-Centric Solutions, a group company of Paradigm IT to implement its smart city conept on the busy MG Road.
The city of Surat excels on some of the parameters for the smart city concept like - e-governance, citizen services, water and energy efficiency, it lags in urban transportation, skill development centres and waste management.
Lucknow Municipal Corporation plan to revive the heritage part of Old City on the lines with Old Ahmedabad, after officials completed a study trip to the 'Gift City' in Gujarat. Find out how the LMC wants to redevelop its city
Smart Cities does not means putting gadgets, but changing the model of a city, says renowned architect, Vicente Guallart.
IBM has done over 2,500 Smart Cities projects around the world and they are bringing this experience to India programme. IBM is working closely with the Indian government on institutional capacity building. IBM believes that most of the 'Smart Cities' projects are self-sustaining.
Though the 'Smart Cities' initiatives around the globe are great case studies, each city has unique characteristics and problems and should focus on finding contextual local solutions.
After a successful first Promising Cities Seminar in Ahmedabad in July 2015, the Smart Cities Council India kicked off its second seminar in Thane on 4 August, 2015.