What is a Smart City exactly?
According to the Smart Cities Council, a Smart City:
“Uses information and communications technology (ICT) to enhance livability, workability and sustainability”
“Is a city that shares infrastructure, costs, data and policies across departments to understand the city as a whole”
According to Navigant, a Smart City is characterized by the integration of technology into a strategic approach to sustainability, citizen well-being, and economic development and includes:
(image courtesy of Navigant Research)
– Smart Energy: Smart Distribution, Smart Metering, and Smart Consumer
– Smart Transportation: Traffic Controls, and Infrastructure Monitoring & Management
– Smart Water: Smart Metering, and Infrastructure/Facilities Monitoring & Management
– Smart Buildings: Energy & Environmental Management, Security, and Video Surveillance
– Smart Government Services: Public Safety, Public Works, Video Surveillance, and Field Work Crew Communications
At Trilliant, we believe that putting in the right Smart Communications Platform as the foundation enables utilities and cities to leverage the same robust Smart Platform for all applications: from Smart Energy to Smart Cities to Internet of Things (IoT) applications.