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Factors that turns a city into a smart city

One Year Has Passed To The Day When Prime Minister Narendra Modi Had Launched His Vision To Create Smart Cities Across India.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Ankit Pal | Updated on: 25 Jun 2016, 09:50:33 AM

New Delhi:

One year has passed to the day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched his vision to create smart cities across India.

On June 25, 2016, he will be launching execution of works for about 83 smart cities, including 14 in Pune. Apart from news what is important is to learn what exactly a smart city is?

A smart city is an urban development vision to integrate multiple information and communication technology (ICT) solutions in a secure fashion to manage a city’s assets – the city’s assets include, but not limited to, local departments information systems, schools, libraries, transportation systems, hospitals, power plants, water supply networks, waste management, law enforcement, and other community services.

What is a goal of smart city?

The one and only goal behind making a smart city is to boost quality of life an effective use of technology to meet needs of the residents.

The real meaning of a smart city

With a blast of technology and its implication under smart cities, sometimes people may get confuse with the real meaning of a smart city.

Deakin and Al Wear list four factors that contribute to the definition of a smart city:

1: The application of a wide range of electronic and digital technologies to communities and cities
2: The use of ICT to transform life and working environments within the region
3: The embedding of such ICTs in government systems
4: The territorialisation of practices that brings ICTs and people together to enhance the innovation and knowledge that they offer.

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First Published : 25 Jun 2016, 09:48:00 AM