The next generation of cities will need to satisfy consumers’ values and deliver convenience and prosperity while also responding to changes in the global environment and urban environment. Cities must achieve a well-balanced harmony between a range of perspectives, from lifestyles and economics to the global environment. This is what we mean by a “Smart City.”
Background and Challenges:
Every urban system is composed of a supply side (e.g., power, water treatment, transportation infrastructure) and a demand side for services from that system (e.g., lighting, drinkingwater, mobility). The challenge and opportunity lie in creatingand maintaining a balance between supply and demand. Cities becomes “smart” by smoothing the demand and stabilizing the supply, which ultimately scales and optimizes an urban system’s capacity to provide the level and quality of services people, business, governments, and communities want and need.
Soultions and Approach:
Smart Cities Solutions team facilitates all aspects of implementing the solutions, from arranging financing, to selectingtechnologies, to systems integration and managingthe design and construction aspects of the projects. Our experience workingwith other Smart City projects globally brings invaluable lessons learned to every Smart City project we undertake.
One factor behind the need for Smart Cities is the international call for action in response to changes in the global and urban environments. As our world changes, we are tasked with findingsolutions to address resource depletion, urban growth, and other issues brought on by climate change and an increasing population.
The way people interact with their communities is changing. There is a shift away from product ownership and toward services. Experiences, life balance, and convenience are startingto compete with monetary remuneration in the workplace. Cities that are prepared to provide and support these new priorities will thrive. Smart City infrastructure is goingto be a fundamental necessity for cities to achieve this kind of efficiency and bidirectional communication of information and goods.
- Information and Communications Technology
- Information Control Systems
- Smart Grid
- Energy Management Systems
- Community Energy Management Systems
- Intelligent Water
- Smart Mobility
- Traffic Hub Solutions / Electric Vehicle Infrastructure