Smart cities have a complicated development structure, especially when we compare the early pioneers that were the first true wave of smart cities in the 2K decade. But in the other parts of the world, the emerging economies are also starting to catch up with the smart city blueprint of development. For the economies that are however, are lagging behind, smart cities remain an elusive development dream.
For cities who are planning to lay the groundwork for the future of their cities, it will entail strong knowledge, a vast membership of experts across sciences and the dedication that counts not years, but decades in order to execute these plans. Organizing committees for smart cities are headed mostly by the encumbered government, who will work and direct the project alongside its partners. With the succession of one government to another, committees must properly turnover the achievements, recommendations and resources in order for the next set of committee members to have a sense of continuity in their work for the smart city project.
Let’s build a smart city today basing on these pointers:
Show the Greater Benefit of Smart Cities for all – Smart cities are not vanity projects. Instead, they are monumental projects that aim to incorporate technology, sustainability and data guided administration decision-making. Citizens must also have the right to know the benefit of this project. As organizers, we must incorporate a visual and data centric story-telling across businesses, citizenships, public officials and social civic units.
Form the Best Team and Network of Experts – A project this big warrants a diverse range of experts on IT, data security, policy setters, data analysts, data scientists, project managers, organizers and consultants who have experience with smart cities. There are no limits to which we can recruit, but it will take excellent leadership to guide our vast collection of people.
Data Collection Policy – Now and Revisions – The current data collection policies of our city warrants a review and an overhaul that will be a necessary part as we move into the smart city sphere. Administrators, local officials and citizens must also be well-informed on such changes and how it affects cities, businesses and administration going forward.
API and Microservices – Apart from the information systems required to run the vast pool of smart city data, API and Microservices have become more popular in the 2010 and 2020s decade because of their portability as they tie-in services, platforms and networks.
5G and 6G and Beyond – 6G is the most promising connection protocol that is seen to be the operating network frame of smart cities in the future. Countries like Japan and South Korea run early but promising 6G prototypes that brought unprecedented fast and secure connection to the government, schools, businesses and citizens.
IoT and Other Emerging Technology – From the most innovative applications and highly-innovative business processes of smart cities are groundbreaking technologies such as the Internet of Things, Blockchain, Automation and Nanotechnology. These groundbreaking technologies work in harmony to support solutions while bolstering their interoperability to bring upon a semblance of Industry 4.0