City of the Future = Smart City
A smart city utilises the findings of modern scientific achievements from numerous fields, from urbanism and economic sciences to energy, logistics, pedagogy, etc.
What is characteristic of smart cities and what conditions their success?
The main factors and challenges of smart cities can be classified into five groups:
- Management and organisational strategies – by engaging top experts, teamwork, project-based approach, modern management systems.
- Technology, especially information and communications technology (ICT), which solves the problems of the city and its inhabitants in an appropriate and generally acceptable manner (significance of timely providing of information and high-quality education).
- Quality leadership, which is distinguished by credibility and legitimacy, the solving of conflicts in a transparent and democratic manner, support for public-private partnerships.
- Political context – change is usually problematic for individual groups of citizens, the proposed solutions are supported by substantiated expert opinion, broad public discussions leading to consensual solutions and healthy compromises.
- Quality and accessibility of the ICT infrastructure support and enable the flow and high-quality of information between city services and the citizens.
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