Smart City Initiatives: Guidelines for Success
Smart city initiatives are already being put into action in cities across the world. And the pace of implementation is expected to increase as Baby Boomers retire and digital natives move into cities, placing greater demands for services enabled by connected technology.
But transitioning to a smart city is a significant undertaking, especially when city departments and organizations are accustomed to working in silos. First and foremost, a smart city initiative must be about people — not technology — and that means working together for the common good.
This report examines the importance of collaboration to successful smart city initiatives, from acquiring the expertise to meeting objectives and getting funding. We also look at what happens when cities focus on the wrong things and how to steer clear of common pitfalls when deploying smart, connected technology.