Smart cities are urban areas, that collect data from thousands of diverse sources to better inform how the city is managed and lived in. Data can be gathered through a variety of sensors on everything from roads and railways, to air and water quality, to office buildings and homes.
The data collected from around the city is processed and analysed to help inform how the city can function better. By understanding how individuals live in and move around their environments, smart cities can improve life for their whole communities.
For the individual resident, an interconnected smart city can provide insights that help them make more informed choices in their everyday life – such as information about transport systems, pollution levels and energy usage.
At a broader level, the combined analysis of information gathered can provide much richer insights about how the city functions for its whole community. Equipped with this information, governing bodies can make better decisions about the services and infrastructure systems that need to be improved or prioritised to most benefit the city’s residents.
To enable everyone to contribute to the better management of their cities and environments, residential properties need to be built with the smart city in mind. It is essential that the homes of the future can accommodate the current and future technologies required to give residents complete control of the useful data they produce. They can then decide on how they want to contribute their data to improve the city they live in for their whole community.
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