Business 126 – How To Design A Smart City Everyone Wants To Live In

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  1. What industry do you work in and what is your role?
  2. What are your responses in your role / position?
  3. Can you describe to the function of your workplace / company?
  4. How many departments, how many offices. National or International?
  5. What are the minimum requirements for employment ie Education or Experience?
  6. How many opportunities are there to ‘move up the ladder’?
  7. What is the process for changing job roles ie Interview? Test?
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General discussion about your workweek:
  1. Current projects? Deadlines? Opportunities?
  2. Anything of interest happening?
1. Throughout the world, governments have been challenged by rapid urbanization, increased citizen expectations and the need for modern infrastructure. The advent of cloud computing has accelerated the adoption of new technological solutions for improving our cities and our quality of life.
2. Smart cities or communities are rapidly expanding to create new economic opportunities, conserve the environment and enhance citizen services. Research suggests that there has been an increase in funding in smart cities (download required) in cities across North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Latin America. According to Smart Cities World, the market for smart cities will be over $2 trillion by 2025.
3. What is a smart city or a smart community?

The main goal of smart communities is to use digital solutions to address the challenges of a city, county or region to:

1. Conserve resources in the long term.

2. Improve the well-being of citizens through the provision of efficient public utilities and services.

3. Predict potential hazards and take preventive actions — such as flood detection, energy shortages, sewer leaks, etc.

4. Use of data and digital platforms to improve citizen involvement for healthcare or social services.

5. Make environmentally friendly choices along with clean energy.


What is an example of a smart community?
4. There are many successful implementations of smart cities around the world. For example, the city of Dijon in France is considered France’s first smart city. Dijon focused on improving the utility infrastructure to reduce electric costs by employing smart street lighting, smart parking, etc.
5. Another focus area was the safety and security of citizens that was achieved by connected smart services including Wi-Fi spots, CCTVs and a centralized hub for crisis management. Recently, I was able to witness a smart community firsthand close to where I live in Virginia. Stafford County has been planning, designing and investing in a smart community testbed for the last few years.
6. Their efforts finally came to fruition on May 25th, 2021 with the inauguration of the smart community test center. Some of the focus areas of Stafford smart county initiatives are 1. broadband everywhere, 2. reduction of traffic congestion, 3. improved community safety along with vehicle and pedestrian safety, 4. the reduction of energy consumption and 5. making the community attractive to new businesses, startups and citizens.


7. The following are some of the use cases being piloted in the Virginia Smart Community Testbed in Stafford:

1. Public Safety 

• Use of drones for public safety and emergency management.

• Covid-19 testing in wastewater.

• Utilization of sensors for smoke and flood detection.

2. Cybersecurity 

• Utilize cutting-edge blockchain-based military-grade cyber technology to secure IoT sensors.

Deploy cameras in the government center that utilize this technology.

8. 3. Connectivity

• Implement fixed wireless broadband to the underserved population.

4. Hazard Detection

• Use of outdoor sensors for detecting forest fires and floods.

5. Building Management

• Use of a centralized incident response platform to improve situational awareness for a quicker and safer response.

6. Economic Development And Tourism

• Virtual Reality (VR) and digital twins to provide a virtual history tour of the county for potential tourists.


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