A lot of city services generate data about who uses their services, when, how and why. Smart Cities are cities that not only gather that data, but analyze and use it to improve efficiencies and services. They share the data among departments to get the most benefit from it.
Some specifics include:
- supporting traffic operations
- gathering granular information about microclimates to help support air quality initiatives
- breaking down information silos
- identifying areas of need, including vacant/uninhabitable housing, crime, food deserts, etc.
All the recognized cities have prioritized data sharing, cybersecurity, and resident outcomes to work toward the best solutions.
How are you using smart tech in your hometown?