What we mean by smart city management is a series of planned actions, monitoring and governance based on the use of advanced information and communication technologies. At the core of this type of innovative management there is the digitalization of all areas of public administration which are interconnected through smart city data management platforms. These city management systems are able to analyze a large quantity of data and interact directly with the infrastructure. This type of management eases governance while guaranteeing citizens a better quality of services and a more sustainable city.
What are the Smart City Management success factors?
To develop an efficient management of the smart city all sectors of the public administration must also be smart.
- Smart Payments - an economy based on digital payments which guarantees safe and rapid transactions, both for customers and for the public administration.
- Smart Mobility - smart and sustainable mobility solutions such as bike-riding or car-sharing. But also smart city traffic management tools and electric charging infrastructure.
- Smart Governance - improving sectors, from heath to education and security, using open data management systems and city analytics to make more efficient decisions based on updated and accurate information.
- Smart Living - contribute to the well-being of citizens and the environment thanks to smart LED lighting which can be monitored remotely or waste management platforms based on IoT.
Why move from Traditional City Management to Smart City Management?
The challenges related to the urbanization process require more careful resource management, more efficient government choices and constant attention to the sustainability these choices deliver. This is why the concept of smart city, and the new tools that come with it, are a key element to make the city of the future more inclusive, clean and welcoming. Past solutions are difficult to adapt and aren’t sustainable, they must be substituted with innovative, interconnected technologies that can improve the daily quality of life.
Benefits of Smart City Management
By implementing a smart cities management system, the decision-making processes of the PA can be improved from the core, implementing new data-collecting tools, which are always interconnected. Furthermore, it enables innovative services such as digital payments which are rapid and safe, sustainable mobility by using electric vehicles and new means of communication with citizens. Creating a smart environment contributes to creating economic and social well-being in the cities, improving their attractiveness for private citizens and businesses and creating an adequate environment for idea-sharing.