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New People-centric Smart City Trends
The impact of technology can radically change environmental and city perceptions as mobility changes. By incorporating various advancements, cities are becoming smarter, making living easier for citizens.
FREMONT, CA: Leaders are now more receptive to alternative approaches to tackling problems as cities struggle with environmental change and instances like decaying infrastructure. They are introducing measures to reduce carbon emissions while maintaining historical architecture and making cities safer for pedestrians. This is also carried out by reinventing how they approach the concept of the city. As a result of these necessities, various interesting smart city trends are emerging.
Data Provides the Foundation for Smart City Planning
It is well understood that data holds the key to managing ongoing, persistent challenges. Cities are coming up with innovative, strong data solutions that integrate with the foundations of city planning. They are seeking new data-gathering tools to create a baseline for funding grants. Cities might also use data to capitalise on other types of change, such as fighting misinformation over elections or pandemics, eventually reaching people in their locations. Thus, data will continue to enhance the service delivery to citizens and others within city borders. Agencies can utilise digital modelling to indicate gaps in services and communications and optimise outreach more effectively. This will further lead to an increase in civic engagement in these smart cities.
Recent Events Transforming Familiar practices
The increase in work-from-home practices has changed the traffic patterns that have existed for a long time. People started taking a minimum walk for groceries or other services. Moreover, curbside delivery for food, groceries, and shopping has recently increased. These changes in movement patterns have radically transformed the way infrastructure is planned and maintained. Due to curbside services, prioritising bike lanes and greater pedestrian access to previously isolated parts of cities has forced cities to rethink congestion from a localised perspective. The green space priorities are initiated to curb environmental issues, create local locations for people to congregate nearby, and connect corridors.
These changes are facilitated by inventive data collection techniques such as GPS from connected vehicles or smartphones, AI-powered lights and signals, and other smart devices.
Additionally, cities will be able to use these smart technologies for further improvements and to engage citizens in and connect them to the planning process from the beginning.
Exploiting AI for Everything from Cybersecurity to Automation
City infrastructures have a huge potential for AI to introduce its capabilities. Along with human intervention to ensure that the city runs harmoniously, AI could provide various critical support features for providing timely service, safer infrastructure, and more people-friendly cities. The assistance includes cybersecurity, automation, and production. Interconnecting services leads to more possibilities for threat attackers. AI can monitor systems, learn patterns over time, and ensure that connected networks are safer than manual monitoring. It also helps map out maintenance strategies for modern mobility without disrupting daily life. Furthermore, it can enable cities to offer optimised services in response to unexpected interventions. AI can initiate predictive management schedules to minimise downtime in concepts like public transit. It can also help build potential outcomes for disasters or trends in mobility to aid cities in planning for their future.