Mobility and Sustainability in Smart Cities Requires Citizen Engagement and Tight Security

Crowdsourcing data enables better analysis of overall behaviour patterns for efficient resource management in increasingly challenging urban environments. The term ‘smart city’ refers to 360 degree connectivity in a built environment. It includes IoT technology-enhanced equipment both in the home and in the workplace connected to and communicating with each other, and also connected to product suppliers and utility providers, plus personal and commercial transport connected to the traffic infrastructure. However, smart city mobility and other technology is itself increasingly under threat from hacks, and cybersecurity systems have to be able to handle the fast growing number of entry points. Given this risk, a high level of citizen engagement is required to maintain overall positivity.

Why are Smart Cities Important?

Global Smart City Trends

Mobility

Moscow’s Alma-Atinskaja subway station platform, which opened in 2012

Built Environment

Concrete is the world’s second most widely used liquid after water. Image source: Cloud Cycle

Smart Solutions in an Established City

Projects currently open for citizen engagement and feedback on Sydney Your Say

Opportunities in a Brand New Smart City

Smart City Security Must Be Total

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