You hear a lot of people talking about “smart cities” these days. That may not mean anything to you. Maybe you never thought your city was “dumb”?
Well, let’s see. In your city, do you think people consume too much, and waste unnecessary energy and resources? Is there too much traffic? Do you want to help the environment, but don’t know the best way? Or are you fed up with not having information at your fingertips about urban services, and not having the power to improve them?
Well, you probably answered yes to at least one of those questions. And by that definition, maybe your city isn’t quite dumb – but it could probably be a little smarter.
For me, smart cities are about using ICT to make your life better, and greener.