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Smart City

What Is A Smart City:

Smart City

Smart City does not have a universally accepted definition and it has different meaning for different people. Thus concept of Smart City changes from people to people and country to country, depending on the development and resources needed to people who will settle there. Hence urban planner have to ideally aim at developing the entire urban ecosystem, which is represented by four pillars of comprehensive development, physical, social and economical infrastructure and should have a long term goal and cities can work towards developing and adding layers of smartness.

The Special Feature of Smart City Should Be:

Promoting mixed land use in area based developments planning.
Applying Smart solution to infrastructure and services in area based development.
Housing for should be a moto and inclusiveness and expand housing opportunity.
Creating walk-able localities with reducing congestion, air pollution, and use of depleting resources.
Preserving and Developing open spaces.
Walk to office environment.
Promoting a variety of transport options.
Making Governance citizen friendly and cost effective.
Giving an identity to the city on the basis of the activity taking place in different levels.

Strategy To Be Adopted To Form Smart City:

The strategy components of area based development in the smart cities mission are city improvement, city renewal, and city extension plus a pan city initiative in which smart solutions are applied covering larger parts of the city.
The smart city proposal of each shortlisted  city is expected to have a retrofitting or redevelopment or greenfield development model, or a mix f the two three.

Challenges To Be Faced in Smart Cities:

Understanding the above concepts of retrofitting, redevelopment and greenfield development by the policy makers, implementer and other stakeholders at different levels will require capacity assistance.
Major investment in time and resources will have to be made during the planning phase.

Many will say that there should be infrastructure and technology integration in smart cities, but that alone does not define a smart city.
The Smart Cities should have waste management system, sewage and drainage system, and the city consumption of electricity were to be equal to demand and supply so there is no waste and have high efficiency.


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