What’s The Real Mean of ‘Smart City’?

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Smart City: A smart city is one that has digital technology embedded across all city functions.

Smart City Mean of (smarter city) A Smart City equipped with basic infrastructure to give a decent quality of life and clean and livable environment to live smarter.

Smarter City uses digital technology and information and communication technologies (ICT) to better quality and performance this engage more effectively and actively with its citizen.  The Smart City includes government services, transport, traffic management, energy, health care, water and waste.

The smarter city applications are major goal of improving the management and transforming the urban areas. The major technological, economic and environmental changes have generated interest in smart cities.

Some major points of smart cities activation are:

Innovation economy

  • Innovation in industries, clusters, districts of a city
  • Knowledge workforce: Education and employment
  • Creation of knowledge – intensive companies

Urban infrastructure

  • Transport
  • Energy/ Utilities
  • Protection of the environment/ Safety


  • Administration service of the citizen
  • Participatory and direct democracy
  • Service to the citizen: Quality of life

A city can be defined as ‘smart’ when investments in human and social capital and traditional (transport) and modern (ICT) communication infrastructure fuel sustainable economic development and a high quality of life, with a wise management of natural resources, through participatory action and engagement.

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  • Sagar halkude

    The concept of smart city is really superb.I wish this concept done immediate bcz it will since measure changes in all social work n give better human efforts.

  • Girisha Shankar

    It is heartening to note that this article lays stress on people participation in Governance. Even with the best of technology, a city would remain dumb if its people are not smart. It is absolutely critical for the success of Smart City mission that the people participate in the governance actively.

  • Dr Piyush Gupta

    The picture above of smart city highlights the key components. We all are focusing and pushing all these components, except “Smart People”. This is not IT literate or knowledgeable people. But people who are sensitive to the facilities available and how to maintain the same. A cultural shift from what we Indians are used to, when living in India. Outside India we have no choice, but to become Smart People. Government, NGO’s, civil society, everyone need to focus on this component, else the Smart Cities shall not remain Smart because of non-sensitive, smart people.

  • Jarome

    XD i came here to meme

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