Investing in smart cities, a tool to live better in the future and obtain profitability now

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Climate change, New Gen, Smart cities / 31 August, 2021

Sofía R. Ustáriz Journalist

A smart city can be understood as a city that makes optimal use of all the interconnected information available today to better understand and control its operations and optimize the use of limited resources.

The vision of smart cities is intended to use an interesting combination of information and communication technologies (ICT), 5G technology, internet of things, big data, renewable energy and even energy distribution systems to create, deploy and promote unified, environmentally and technologically sustainable system development and generation practices.

Everyday life becomes coordinated and interconnected

Governments, companies and municipalities will be able to work together, using centralized medical records available at any time, whether for emergencies or general inquiries, having at their disposal the personal information and accreditation of citizens in a responsible manner.

Public transportation will benefit from the constant connection between citizens, city traffic and vehicle flow, avoiding traffic jams, showing alternate routes, coordinating public parking lots; efficient distribution of electric power, more efficient waste collection programs, in joint coordination between the communities and the different waste management and utilization plants. 

Benefits of the connection for the quality of life

The convenience of interconnection offered by a smart city can translate into a significant cost reduction in services, product companies and services that cover multiple levels of satisfaction, accompanied by a reasonable monetization system, offers better access for citizens to spaces and infrastructure from the data management system used by the city, making daily life smooth and efficient, will ensure that basic services are guaranteed and that citizens generally enjoy a comfortable and safe life.

Data management and responsible data management is what drives and gives life to smart cities; it is already a notorious fact that cities will continue to exist and will only expand, which is why the idea of good data management, available services, controlled transportation and transit and efficient, responsible, renewable and decentralized energy sources guarantee not only the physical and structural functioning of a smart city, but also go hand in hand with better forms of government, transparency in agreements of any kind and level.