Many cities around the world are seeking to become a smart city, using networked, digital technologies and urban big data to tackle a range of issues, such as improving governance and service delivery, creating more resilient critical infrastructure, growing the local economy, becoming more sustainable, producing better mobility, gaining transparency and accountability, enhancing quality of life, and increasing safety and security. In short, the desire is to use digital technology to improve the lives of citizens, finesse city management, and create economic development.
In this context, a wide range of smart city technologies are being deployed within urban environments… All of these technologies generate huge quantities of data, much of them in real-time and at a highly granular scale.
… However, generating, processing, analysing, sharing and storing large amounts of actionable data also raise a number of concerns and challenges. Read the full story here.