Creating the City of the Future

SMART CITY

A smart city features cloud-based IT to receive and analyse data within real time. This helps improve the quality of life of citizens, businesses, neighbourhood's, including you.

What defines a smart city is the use of digital and informational communication technologies to help create a more relaxed, efficient life. The way in which people can contribute in smart cities is easy; just use a smart device. This helps the city improve energy distribution, trash collection all the while decreasing traffic congestion and improving air quality.

The aim of a London Smart City is to give its urban areas various forms of electrical methods and sensors to collect data, including that from assets, buildings, devices, and citizens. After being processed and analysed, it would allow the monitoring of systems such as power plants, transportation, utilities, crime detection and much, much more. As a result, smart cities will directly enable the ability to communicate with the community and infrastructure.

Currently, 54% of the population of the world currently live within an urban area while, 8.96 million people live in an urban area of London meaning that sustainable development is a hugely important aim, to not only have, but achieve. When this is accomplished, it is hoped that this will improve countless aspects of life such as safer society, reduced pollution, fast connections, and services.

SMART CITY FUNCTIONS

Environment

Sensors can be used to monitor and keep citizens informed about air pollution, air quality, noise pollution and to reduce waste.

Parking Management

Parking spaces can be monitored and managed more effectively with smart cities. No parking spots can be managed to help ensure fire, police and ambulances are guaranteed access.

Safety and security

Sensors can be used to detect open doors, windows, movement, and people. Devices send alerts when smoke and fire is detected.

Street Lighting

Smart cities will allow cities to manage their energy footprint more efficiently. They will also be able to increase security in areas for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists.

Waste management

Smart cities can increase reaction times for service providers to react to bins reaching their fill level in real time.