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.
Definitions and overviews
This infographic highlights drivers, challenges and steps for moving forward toward smarter cities. It is based on a survey of North American municipal leaders conducted by Cisco and the Smart Cities Council in September 2014.
There is no other organization like the Smart Cities Council, as you'll learn in this video that provides an overview of the Council's work with public officials around the world to make their cities more livable, workable and sustainable.
Laurent Schmitt is a compact man with an air of old-world politesse. He has worked in several executive capacities in different parts of Alstom, the $26-billion French maker of power and transport equipment. He started with the company in sales in 2000, back when it was Areva T&D (before its acquisition by Alstom). From there, he climbed the ladder through marketing and then roles in strategy and business development.