Our cities are increasing in size and population density. Our world is becoming more urbanized than ever; a report from United Nations shows that by 2030 the urban population will double and cities’ areas will triple. With this, cities are still struggling to offer a sustainable and smart response to the increasing population.
Smart cities are the attempt to solution that is tackling these problems. They are integrating information and communication technology into multiple facets of urban life. The technologies that are being developed for the smart city have created 90% of the data in the world in the last two years alone. However, there is still no single solution that would analyse this kind of data.
In addition, the existing technologies work in silos and fail to successfully engage citizens in the planning of cities. These solutions are not cost effective for cities, private companies, nor citizens.
SO, WHAT ARE THE BASIC NEEDS OF CITIES?
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AND HOW DO WE GET THERE?
The smart city has proved to be very good at tracking, but not so good at listening. There is plenty of available data out there, but a city will only be smart when it also starts considering the creativity of citizens and mixes it with this existing data.This will then provide hard facts which decision-makers can base their city planning decisions upon.
IT IS TIME TO BRING PEOPLE INTO THE SMART EQUATION
Studies (Frost & Sullivan) show that the highest trend in smart cities for the upcoming years is citizen engagement. Curiously, this is the only field that the smart city is not currently considering. CHAOS architects uses this trend to unleash the potential of the smart city, making the new normal of cities about people and their skills and capability for collaboration, as the only lasting resource a city has.
To become the de facto smart city platformSo How Does It Work Then?