A smart city utilizes the Internet and Communication Technology to measure various metrics such as energy, water, and environment and uses the data to optimize resource use while maximizing quality of life. A smart city has buildings that connect people in a sharing community and that utilize nature to maximize efficiency of resource usage while providing a healthy environment.
The three components of a smart city are the social (quality of life), economic (jobs) and environmental (clean air and water) aspects. Integration of nature and technologies improves all three aspects and leads to sustainable and vibrant cities.
Here’s a word from our President on Conservation and Smart Cities … You can also read a more in-depth perspective in his new book, Integration of Nature & Technology for Smart Cities (a Springer publication), that discusses new trends and paradigms in the smart buildings and smart city sectors.