Smart city is  the one which integrates information and communication technology ICT in their policies for a smooth flow of operations. The use of advanced technology when coming up with essential structures in the smart city makes it possible to meet the needs of diverse people who live or visit the city. According to Forbes, the following are the top ten smartest cities in the world; New York, London, Paris, Boston, San Francisco, Chicago, Amsterdam, Geneva, Seoul and Sydney. The cities have implemented advanced technology in their structures to fully satisfy the needs of diverse people. Let’s consider the smartest city features.

The cities have engaged in technology use to ensure that there is the use of eco-friendly products which are highly durable. This aims at reducing the waste materials in the city so as to maximize their production. When a city is tech friendly the set goals of social and economic progress are highly achieved through the use of advanced technology. Innovation in a city makes it possible for businesses to work effectively considering the smart nature of the city and use of highly effective financial management systems. Most of the smart cities have a Wi-Fi network which is distributed across the city for the residents to easily access the internet to handle their daily tasks. The management of city implements technology standard policies which will ensure that there is a continuous improvement of the smartness of the city through the use of technology and innovation. There is an improvement of information technology in smart cities which makes it possible to provide renewable energy to the public for social, economic and ecological progress.  Technology use makes it possible to solve complex issues in a city so as to meet set goals of business production.

Utilities

This requires the city to provide facilities which satisfy various needs of the consumer considering their diverse choices and preferences. The policy makers come up with products and services which are widely accepted in the city to meet the need of the people. Use of electric train, vehicles and bicycles in smart cities improves the performance of the city due to the reduced rate of congestion. The management of the city requires the proper involvement of the stakeholders to come up with policies that will maximize the use of utilities of the city. It is essential for the smart cities to develop strategies that minimize congestion and pollution in the city for a sustainable economic progress through a smooth flow of commercial activities. In Paris electric trains and vehicles are used to reduce congestion. Smart cities implement a character of using natural gases and electricity effectively to maximize the production of companies in the city. The standard of living improvement is vital in making up a smart city.

Smart cities require the building of structures which are long lasting and accepted by different generations. These structures are achieved through the use of technology and innovative ideas when coming up with a design of the buildings. The structures implemented are expected to stay for a long period of time to reduce wastage of time and resources when developing the structures. The structures which are in smart cities use high skill and knowledge from experts making it possible to develop with beautiful buildings. The residential and industrial structures require being of high quality to create uniformity in the city. Policies makers come up with the standard of buildings in the smart city thus the architectures are required to design structures based on the set standards in the smart city. The structures which are used in most smart cities are aimed at ensuring that there is the eradication of waste products for the city. Most smart cities have implemented structures that are widely accepted by international organizations dealing with the environment as they aim at minimizing carbon emission to the environment. The structures are required to use smart energy such as natural gases, electricity and solar energy for environmental conservation in the city.

Infrastructures

Transport and communication are essential in coming up with a smart city considering the use of latest technology in coming up with the infrastructure. The transport sector is required to come up with means that are highly effective and reduce the emission of carbon dioxide to the environment. This is where the people are encouraged to use electric trains and vehicles which reduce the congestion in the city. When there is reduced congestion in the city there is an economic progress. Communication sector is required to use technology in coming up with advanced communication means which will make people widely share ideas. The infrastructure implemented is expected to be highly diversified to meet the different people of the residents of the city. Continuous improvement of the infrastructure makes a city smarter due to a smooth flow of operations in the city.

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