Smart cities are not only a technology superimposed on a network of public services such as the supply of electrical energy, urban transportation or control of waste and wastewater. Smart cities are, above else, an ambition to create space in which technology helps citizens make their lives better and safer.
When thinking about intelligent cities, it is easy to fall into a limiting trap of considering ‘smart’ as pertaining only to infrastructure. And yet a smart city doesn’t only mean intelligent buildings, production and trade, but also a safe, citizen-oriented habitat, easily accessible services and healthcare. Smart cities are also about the inhabitants’ surroundings – natural resources, which are increasingly more commonly referred to in the context of sustainable development
Intelligent cities are also about transportation, new models of traffic, decrease in CO2 emission and improvement of safety. The creation of intelligent cities should be regarded as an open project, in which individual elements should be able to work in synergy and re-scale depending on the citizens’ needs.
We invite you to read a short material based on a quiz we prepared for the guests and participants of the first edition of the Smart City Expo Poland trade show and learn the answers to the following questions: