What is a Smart City exactly? Smart Cities

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:

Smart City Model

 (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

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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.

  • Smart Grid is Only the Beginning of the Smart City Journey
  • A Robust Communications Infrastructure Lays the Foundation for the Smart City and IoT Applications of the Future
  • Presents Utilities with the Opportunity to Create Significant Long-term Value

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