The Smart Cities Association built the Smart Cities Handbook to help readers understand the definitions about smart cities and pave the way for the right thinking.
A ‘Smart City’ approach can increase efficiency, productivity and sustainability whilst improving quality of life. It can also help solve challenges related to population density and urban complexity. Municipalities worldwide are looking for ways to improve infrastructure, offer new services and develop governance to become more attractive to businesses, citizens and visitors in this way.
The Smart Cities Handbook aims to support this by providing a uniform definition of the Smart City and describes how it can bring advantages across different areas. The major factors involved in design, rollout, ongoing development and IT requirements are covered. A four-step best practice-based deployment approach provides an initial ‘checklist’ for anyone considering the introduction of ‘Smart’ infrastructure, technology and solutions.