Building the Smart City – challenges and opportunities
The welfare in our society faces urgent challenges such as increasing costs and demands to reduce climate impact. Digital transformation is a vital part of solving this equation, by integrating data collection, ICT and IoT connectivity with various devices and infrastructure to optimise and streamline community operations and services. Allowing for real-time response, predictive maintenance and AI calculations to find the best possible way to do things, smart city applications enable more efficient management of energy, light and ventilation in buildings, transport and traffic systems and water supply networks, waste collection, crime detection and information systems.
Besides the reduction in costs, resource consumption and environmental impact, smart city solutions also have the power to increase the quality, performance and interactivity of urban services, and enhance the contact between citizens and the government.