By 2020, 75% of the world’s population will be living in large urban centres. This evolution is forcing us to rethink our cities and towns to make them smart. The use of innovative technologies and the key role played by companies and all the actors in research and innovation will be central to this process.
Introduction Smart Cities Global challenges such as urban densification, ageing, mobility, climate change, scarcity of resources, and digitization have a direct impact on our Belgian cities and municipalities. A Smart City is a city that uses smart technology and integrated data to enhance the quality of life and comfort of its citizens and optimise city processes and services relating to economic, social and sustainable aspects. Even though our cities and municipalities are already involved in the process, there is still a lot of untapped potential.
Smart Cities-whitepaper: 'Public lighting' Public lighting on municipal roads are being connected and forming part of a smart municipal network. The main objective of public lighting is to provide lighting for roads and to guarantee safety. In the case of a smart city, the light fixture in public areas is more than that. Download here our free white paper about smart lighting applications, their advantages and the business models behind them
Smart Cities white paper: 'Data, the cornerstone for cities and municipalities of tomorrow' Data and integrated data are at the core of a smart city and essential instruments to support policy and to increase the comfort level of citizens. In this new white paper we provide local policy-makers with a hands-on approach on how to get started with data.
Smart Cities whitepaper: 'Smart mobility' Belgium has ground to a halt. Congestion records are shattered year after year. Not only is this a nuisance, it also has a disastrous impact on our economy and health. But if we act today then we can turn the tide. Even faster than you might think.
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