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.
Smart City Examples
In India, new growth centers are emerging beyond the country's six emerging metros. As growth shifts to smaller second- and third-tier cities, smart cities efforts need to be refocused on these emerging cities before growth overruns them. This report profiles 20 cities that are poised to emerge as smart cities.
In 2013, Smart Cities Council member ABB and Silicon Valley Power (SVP) opened a multi-use communications network that provides free public outdoor Wi-Fi access through the city of Santa Clara. City leaders contemplating a similar move will want to read about SVP's experience.
This presentation on Dublin, Ireland's smart city initiatives will interest city leaders and urban planners interested in real-life examples of how technology can be deployed to improve the efficiency of public services - from using mobile phones to pay for parking on city streets to installing smart water meters to support resource optimization.