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Smart cities

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    • found: Work cat: Handbook of research on big data analytics for smart and connected cities, 2018.
    • found: Inspec, viewed March 9, 2018(controlled term: Smart cities)
    • found: Wikipedia, viewed March 9, 2018(A smart city is an urban area that uses different types of electronic data collection sensors to supply information which is used to manage assets and resources efficiently. This includes data collected from citizens, devices, and assets that is processed and analyzed to monitor and manage traffic and transportation systems, power plants, water supply networks, waste management, law enforcement, information systems, schools, libraries, hospitals, and other community services)
    • found: CentreforCities web site, viewed April 17, 2018(What is a smart city? Broad definitions: UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) considers smart cities a process rather than a static outcome, in which increased citizen engagement, hard infrastructure, social capital and digital technologies make cities more liveable, resilient and better able to respond to challenges. British Standards Institute (BSI) defines the term as "the effective integration of physical, digital and human systems in the built environment to deliver sustainable, prosperous and inclusive future for its citizens". Data-driven definitions: IBM defines a smart city as "one that makes optimal use of all the interconnected information available today to better understand and control its operations and optimize the use of limited resources". Cisco defines smart cities as those who adopt "scalable solutions that take advantage of information and communications technology (ICT) to increase efficiencies, reduce costs, and enhance quality of life". Citizen-focused definitions: UK citizens tend to consider a smart city as clean, friendly and has good transport connections. Manchester Digital Development agency: "a 'smart city' means 'smart citizens' -- where citizens have all the information they need to make informed choices about their lifestyle, work and travel options")
    • found: TechTarget web site, viewed April 17, 2018(Smart city: a municipality that uses information and communication technologies to increase operational efficiency, share information with the public and improve both the quality of government services and citizen welfare)
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    • TD159.4
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    • 2018-03-09: new
    • 2018-07-13: revised
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