SMART CITIES – SMART, COMPETITIVE AND SUSTAINABLE CITIES
Smart Cities use information and communication technologies to promote sustainable development, economic growth and quality of life for its citizens. In general terms, smart cities have three pillars: the environment, economy and society.
In order to classify a city as intelligent, all pillars should coexist and be interconnected. When this happens, the company is at its peak of productivity and efficiency, thus creating an economic boom. For the creation of Smart Cities, the following technologies are required:
Smart Grids – are networks of electricity based on digital technology. An important feature of these is the ability to store energy;
Sensorsstrong> – is a device able to detect or receive shares or external stimuli;
Smart Devices – electronic devices, usually connected to other devices via Bluetooth, NFC, WiFi or 3G you can until some degree operate autonomously.
Some of the advantages of the use of technologies in Smart Cities:
Improve current transport services and development of new public environmental friendly transportation, economically accessible to the entire population;
Promotion of ecologically acceptable alternative transport services, such as, bicycles;
More efficient and organized Emergency Services, specifically with regard to response times;
Implementation of technologies in all types of schools in facilitating users’ access to new technologies, thus giving equal opportunities to all students;
Reduction of the study materials used by students due to the replacement of these by mobile technology (tablets and laptops).