IEEE Smart Cities Webinar - Smart Cities for a sustainable urbanization: Illuminating the need for establishing smart urban infrastructures

18 Apr 2019
Mehdi Ganji
Page/Slide Count:
Slides: 26
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 peoples� 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 citizens� needs as urban populations grow and resources become scarcer

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