More than just a destination, a smart city is a commitment to using technology to build a more responsive, dynamic, competitive city. While implementations vary, every smart city has three main components: a robust, ubiquitous network, widely deployed sensors to collect data, and the ability to analyze and leverage that data in real time.
Smart cities are inherently forward-looking and built for interoperability. While ordinary cities often struggle with extracting meaningful insights from disconnected datasets across multiple city departments, smart cities embrace the value of analyzing and leveraging data, regardless of where it’s stored. This makes it easier to uncover insights, enact operational efficiencies, and prepare for the unexpected.