Understanding / Applying
Thanks to real-life data collection all the smart city resources can be used more efficiently, which in turn helps to save money, act more rationally and to provide higher quality services- in other words, improve living standards of the general population.
To build a smart city that will be a truly comfortable place for its inhabitants, certain conditions have to be met. The main idea behind the smart city is collection and processing of large amounts of data obtained from citizens (Big Data), which includes law enforcement, transportation systems, hospitals, housing, community services etc. This information is sourced from video cameras, various detectors, electronic sensors and other IT systems incorporated into city's everyday life. As of now the most developed and "smartest" cities in the world are Barcelona, Amsterdam, London and New York.