Smart cities to enhance quality of life

Introduction:

The way we are working to develop, shape our future and focusing on our life goals, we are getting handy with technology or more advanced technology. These technologies make our works faster to do more and more out of life. In this developing world smart cities are also contributing to make life quick, easy, connected & even more reliable. Smart cities is an idea to practice what’s proven useful to make living conditions more satisfying and meet the needs of locals. Smart cities also focuses for making working conditions more comfortable and convenient to get productive results. The concept of smart cities originated at the time when the entire world was facing one of the worst economic crises. In 2008, IBM began work on a ‘smarter cities‘ concept as part of its Smarter Planet initiative. By the beginning of 2009, the concept had captivated the imagination of various nations across the globe. Developing countries are working to make their cities smart and beneficial to economy as it helps to develop the economic conditions.

Infrastructure:

According to the documents released on the Smart Cities website, the core infrastructure in a smart city would be:

  • Adequate water supply
  • Assured electricity supply
  • Sanitation, including solid waste management
  • Efficient urban mobility and public transport
  • Affordable housing, especially for the poor
  • Robust IT connectivity and digitization
  • Good governance, especially e-Governance and citizen participation
  • Sustainable environment
  • Safety and security of citizens, particularly women, children and the elderly
  • Health and education.

Examples:

According to Forbes magazine article top five smart cities in world rankings are:
1)Barcelona
2)New York city
3)London
4)Nice
5)Singapore

Conclusion:

Smart cities are actually a fully working well functioned city with all fulfilling resources needed to stay, work and develop and as all know, it needs competitive and positive manpower to run it.

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Dr. Vandana Sharma
11 months 28 days ago

I agree with comments from Sachin. Smart city projects though shall aim to provide basic infrastructure however, the role of citizen in using the systems and sustaining them shall be most important in improving quality of life and living conditions. Thanks Ravi Singh for the initiative.

1 year 10 days ago

Good Initiative Ravi Ji, Countries like India, definitely need many more Smart Cities to improve the quality of life of every citizen.

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