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Scan this section for information on the fundamentals of the smart city sector. To further narrow your search, click on one of the topic areas to the right underneath "Smart City Concepts."

The smart city sector is still in the "I know it when I see it" phase, without a universally agreed definition. The Council defines a smart city as one that has digital technology embedded across all city functions; click on any of the articles below for additional perspectives.

City residents need certain essential services for their health, happiness and prosperity. We call those services Responsibilities, since the city has a responsibility to ensure that residents have access.

The Built Environment – which includes all of a city's buildings, parks and public spaces -- is critically important. Though most of the Built Environment is not city-owned, a city government still has enormous influence over what is inside its city limits.

Modern technologies enable a rich new set of communications capabilities that help ensure cities are not only connected in meaningful ways with their citizens, but also aid fast and efficient interdepartmental and interagency communications.

Shaping Sustainable Smart Cities in India

Fri, 2015-09-18 16:04 -- SCC India Staff

A smart city is efficient, connected, sustainable over a long-term, self-contained, self-supporting and aesthetic. With five decaded of experience of developing cities, Egis envisages the role of the ICT network as an integrator of the essentials that cities in India are made of. Read on to find out what are the key attributes of sustainable Smart City according to Egis.

Lavasa a 'Smart City'

Fri, 2015-09-18 15:56 -- SCC India Staff
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A 'Smart City' is one that has processes in place to make service delivery better, faster and cheaper. Many times, the application of a new technology will provide this edge, but sometimes it is a low-tech solution that best meets the 'better, faster, cheaper' test. As Lavasa's technology partner, MyCity Technologies helps the city make these decisions; but technologies alone does not make Lavasa (or any city) smart. Proceed to read the Master Plan for Lavasa.

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