“Smart tourist destination for
a brighter future”
A vision for THE ENTRANCE
Smart city approach
Boyd Cohen of Fast Company says:
“Smart Cities use information and communication technologies (ICT) to
be more intelligent and efficient in the use of resources, resulting in cost
and energy savings, improved service delivery and quality of life, and
reduced environmental footprint – all supporting innovation and the
Ingredients of a smart city
By 2020, 37 billion intelligent things will be connected to the Internet.
The real value of the Internet of Things lies in the value of connections
among people, computing devices, data, sensors and things.
Social inclusion, engagement, apps, citizen services, social innovation, apps for
society and health and social well-being.
Co-working spaces, business angels and venture capital funds, accelerator
programs, open smart city platforms, and smart city events.
Attracting talent, emerging technology and creative companies the city needs
physical infrastructure to grow.
Solar energy, waste management, efficiency, storage and
energy, pollution monitoring and water infrastructure.
Integration, sensors, devices, data, services integration, wearable,
mobile, Internet of things, cloud, apps, urban informatics, and
Roads, cycleways, walkways, buses, trains, autonomous
vehicles, and car parking management.
Smart mobility &
Fixed and wireless connectivity, sensory networks, street lighting,
street furniture, signage [translation capability], buildings and
Cities are unable to become Smart on their own, and they need close partnerships with
technology vendors, service providers, and many other private stakeholders.
Different ways to fund activities: Commercial developments; private sector investment;
building consortia; gov grants; and sponsorship