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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.

Electricity in India: Fulfilling Demand Through Positive Measures

Wed, 2013-12-11 04:46 -- Liz Enbysk
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Without a stable supply of electricity, made economically available to all of its inhabitants, India will remain hamstrung with respect to achieving its maximum potential. This white paper from Smart Cities Council - India Associate Partner GRID20/20 outlines some of the challenges facing India's electric grid as well as some of the available solutions and progress being made.

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