Illuminating the need for establishing smart urban infrastructures

18 Apr 2019
Mehdi Ganji
Smart Cities for a sustainable urbanization
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Time: 00:52:30
This webinar will discuss how a smart city is an urban center that integrates a variety of innovative solutions to improve infrastructural performances and achieve a sustainable urban development. The urban infrastructures in many cities suffer from a series of critical issues, including capacity insufficiency, functional deterioration and deferred maintenance, and technological obsolescence that place legacy infrastructures unprepared for providing better civil services and promoting a higher quality of life and socioeconomic competitiveness. In the future, the authors explain, a significant increase in urban population will place massive pressure on constrained city infrastructures (e.g., public and private transportation and mobility), pose various types of concerns for peoplesÕ lives, and, potentially, lead to significant economic losses and lack of preparedness in critical and disastrous circumstances. The adoption of smart city solutions represents a key factor in the consumption of resources for improving the efficiency of services and meeting individual citizensÕ needs as urban populations grow and resources become scarcer