Residents of Nice, France are remotely accessing city services confidentially and well beyond normal city hall operating hours – all from a popular shopping mall.
Citizen engagement strategies and tools
Tech corporation ZTE is looking to bring Hungary’s technology up to 21st century standards starting with one major upgrade: a 5G network. While small towns like Szentendre near Budapest have toyed with smart city solutions like Smart Parking systems, it’s up to larger metropolises to set the example when it comes to Smart City projects.
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The draft Smart City plan for Tiruchi is expected to be readied by November 20 and would be presented before the stakeholders for another round of discussion soon after.
The city's civic administration has set-up two booths in each ward to seek citizen's suggestions on top five priorities for the city. So far, 60,000 forms have been submitted by the citizens.
Better drinking water supply, more sanitation facilities and need improved transport system were some of the key pain points highlighted from the ides, feedback and suggestions generated from the zonal-level meets.