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Scan this section for information on the fundamentals of the smart city sector. To further narrow your search, click on one of the topic areas to the right underneath "Smart City Concepts."

The smart city sector is still in the "I know it when I see it" phase, without a universally agreed definition. The Council defines a smart city as one that has digital technology embedded across all city functions; click on any of the articles below for additional perspectives.

City residents need certain essential services for their health, happiness and prosperity. We call those services Responsibilities, since the city has a responsibility to ensure that residents have access.

The Built Environment – which includes all of a city's buildings, parks and public spaces -- is critically important. Though most of the Built Environment is not city-owned, a city government still has enormous influence over what is inside its city limits.

Modern technologies enable a rich new set of communications capabilities that help ensure cities are not only connected in meaningful ways with their citizens, but also aid fast and efficient interdepartmental and interagency communications.

THRIVE Indonesia: An Integrated, Mobile Health Information System Enhances Maternal And Neonatal Health Outcomes

Powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon platform, a program in Lombok, Indonesia is helping frontline health workers switch from paper-based health registers to a digital system. One hope is that the effort will reduce maternal and child morbidity.

Students Build App to Ensure Classmates Don't Go to Bed Hungry

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Students at the Secondary School for Journalism in Brooklyn realized that over 78% of students at their school receive free lunch, but often have no way of getting dinner. Using STEAM, the students created an app in hopes of supplying students with meals after-school for free -- and they won a top award for it.

Building the Future, from Mother to Mother

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In the Limpopo Province of South Africa, Enel Green Power, together with the NGO Mothers2Mothers, has involved 13,785 HIV-positive women in a training and prevention programme. The aim is to reduce the transmission of the virus to children and to provide women with the tools they need to lead a healthy and productive life.

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