Is your city ready to collect data and produce insights to manage your assets, resources and services more efficiently? Data collected from citizens, devices, and assets can monitor and manage traffic and transportation systems, power plants, utilities, water supply networks, waste management, crime detection, information systems, schools, libraries, hospitals, and other community services unlike ever before.
Smart Cities are Sustainable, Resilient and Connected.
Smart cities are here – should yours be one of them?
The idea of wirelessly connected, data-driven communities used to seem futuristic. However, with advances in technology and consumer demand, this trend toward technology-enabled, efficient cities is happening all around us. Communities of all sizes can take steps to use information and communications technology to improve city services, operations, policy making and public engagement. By working to expand services like broadband networks, developing stormwater systems, and managing energy performance any city can take steps toward becoming a “smart city”.
While there are many ways to define a Smart City, we group the initiatives into these six components. Hover over each icon to learn more.
Smart energy technology is meant to model the most efficient processes and upgrades available. It can use energy efficiency, in conjunction with demand response, to make a house function optimally within the power grid/power delivery system.
Smart cities use integrated multi-modal systems (shared mobility services and autonomous vehicles) along with the Internet of Things and advanced analytics to enable people and goods to move faster, safer, cheaper, and cleaner.
Smart Water not only impacts safe drinking water systems but storm water and wastewater infrastructure as well. A Smart Water system is designed to gather real-time, meaningful and actionable data to assist in the efficient and effective management of a cities complex water systems.
Smart Public Services
Smart public services are part of an interconnected community that leverages the use of smart technology and data to improve their economic growth, quality of life and environmental impact. These services include managing things like:
Smart Buildings and Homes
A smart building or home uses intelligent systems and internet-connected devices to monitor and control the analysis of data and the management of appliances and systems (like lighting, heating, cooling and security) with real-time data.
Data is key to all smart city initiatives. It compares new data with existing data to drive insights, action, and project success. Integrating smart city data into existing systems like GIS, Asset Management or even enterprise resource planning systems allows cities to maximize their investment.
We can assist you in a smart, holistic approach to developing Smart Systems for your community. Below are just a few examples how leveraging technology allows you to be more effective and efficient.
Technology and data help provide smart solutions to problems within a city that result in improved quality of life and reduced tax dollars. Ultimately, the goal of implementing these strategies is to deliver better outcomes for your community while using fewer resources.
If your community is ready to get smart, there are many ways we can help you. Contact us to learn how we can help you apply modern technology to the way you run your city.