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More than half of the world’s population lives in urban areas – a number that will possibly increase to over 60% in 2050. With more and more people moving into cities, new problems quickly come to the fore for city management. One such problem is traffic congestion, and it is deemed one of the worst ones that people face in big cities. It is not...

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Intelligent urban mobility and smart parking are part of one and the same ecosystem - one cannot thrive without the other. Modern cities, overwhelmed by personal vehicles, are constantly suffering from a lack of available parking spots. The solution? An integrated transit and parking system that can help reduce traffic and provide automated management of parking spots so that drivers who need them can actually...

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What if city lighting poles could serve not one but ten functions? What if a single lighting pole could incorporate connectivity modules, a charging station, air quality sensor, traffic management sensor, CCTV camera, information board, an emergency communications centre? It’s not a beautifully drawn utopia, it’s currently happening! With smart lighting poles already being incorporated across the globe and 5G on its way, cities will...

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Growing population, demands for more modern solutions in the public transit domain, advances in technology that facilitate the processes involved in the sector - all these and many more contribute to the explosive growth in the global public transit market forecast for the next few years. The Asia Pacific region, followed by Europe, are the trail-blazers in innovation and improvement of their infrastructures, led by...

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Smart Solutions For A Simpler Life In The City

Although smart solutions have already been implemented in many cities, it seems that not many people notice their existence. One might argue that this is the whole point - to improve life in an unobtrusive way. But since future developments often rely on public approval before they’re executed, it’s important to know and communicate the benefits of smart solutions to citizens. Especially if success is...

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Waste management is one of the aspects of city life most people don’t notice at all - but when something goes wrong, the consequences are quite gruesome and city management has to act quickly to avoid a crisis. The intricate and quite often not very well optimised system for waste collection and disposal has potential weak links. As cities grow, urban population and consumption increase...

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Smart City Technologies: Bringing It All Together

A simple definition of a smart city will go like this: a city that uses IoT (Internet of Things) sensors to gather information and then acts upon that information to manage city assets and resources more efficiently. This simple and straight-forward concept came to fruition as modern technology advanced in the past couple of decades. The dream of a modern city where crucial decisions concerning...

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Smart Solutions For Smart Cities: Where To Begin?

The talk about smart cities is big right now - accelerated by the COVID-19 threat, it has reached far-flung corners of the Earth. Small and mid-sized cities are also beginning to consider the move towards smart technologies, while the rapidly growing urbanization is the driving force behind the digital transformation of larger cities. How does city management decide what technologies to implement first? What are...

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digital citizenship

Digital citizenship is an integral part of the whole paradigm of being a citizen in the 21th century, with all of the rights and responsibilities it gives us. With the development of information technology and the future leap to ultra-fast 5G networks, the integration of the individual within this system becomes crucial so that she can fully engage not only socially, but also with the...

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