Smart Technologies for a Smart City
Expanding population and settlements has inspired technologists to come up with innovative ways to solve the world’s population and resource management problems. Smart cities are connected cities in that information collected is used by one or more departments for effective planning and running of the city. Leveraging on technological advancements, connected cities working with data collated from its immediate environment, seek to find lasting solutions while saving energy and resources to these problems.
A smart city is about building sustainable systems and empowering individuals to be cooperative. This new order requires new players at the helm affairs to make decisions which might seem unpleasant at first but will long term be beneficial to the larger society. Growing cities and expanding urban areas have generated problems government has not yet been able to solve and all hands have to be on deck to overcome this imminent challenges.