Smart Cities

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Smart Cities
Category Sustainable Development Terms
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Last Edit Date 2018-07-02

Smart Cities means :

SDABC2015.png The ABC for Sustainable Cities - A glossary for policy makers. 1st edition (2015)

Smart City should be described as a city that dramatically increases the pace at which it improves its sustainability and resilience, by fundamentally improving how it engages society, how it applies collaborative leadership methods, how it works across disciplines and city systems, and how it uses data and integrated technologies, in order to transform services and quality of life to those in and involved with the city (residents, businesses, visitors). (1),


Note 1: smartness is embedded in the process of sustainable development, i.e. sustainable development is the overarching process, while smartness is a characteristic. It implies a holistic approach, including good governance and adequate organization, processes and behaviours, and appropriate innovative use of techniques, technologies and natural resources. Note 2: smartness is addressed in terms of performance, relevant to technologically implementable solutions. (2)

(1) ISO TMB WD 42/2015: TECHNICAL MANAGEMENT BOARD RESOLUTION 68/2015 Adopted at the 63rd meeting of the Technical Management Board, Geneva (Switzerland) 17-18 June 2015; (2) ISO TR 37150