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How to make a Smart city?

Help citizens save money, time and energy

  • April 16, 2018 12:41
  • Author Monika Dimitrova
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Figuring out how to make a smart city can seem like a daunting task. It’s a whole city! The answer is to start small, with small-scale smart city projects that require small budgets. You don’t need hundreds of thousands or millions of euros to get started. Whether you are a mayor, a municipal employee, or a voting citizen, it can be helpful to know where to start in transforming your city or community. Here are some ideas that are being put into practice right now across Europe, helping citizens save money, time, energy, or all of the above.

You can start with a project on main urban challenges: 

  1. Smart Waste Managment
  2. Smart Street Lights 
  3. Smart Parking Meters 

There is no clear dividing line between a city and a smart city. By implementing a few technologies that are low-hanging fruit, and reducing risk by making small investments in pilot programs, cities can ease their way into becoming “smart.” Waste management, street lights, and parking meters are just a start.

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