We were interested to see this market research report that confirms many of the beliefs that led to the founding of the Smart Cities Council. For one thing: "smart cities are the way forward and will play an important role in the world’s future." And the issue is urgent: "Due to the many global economic, social and environmental issues – it has become imperative that we must now look at every opportunity to build smarter communities."
What's the right way to go about that task? "ICT is the glue needed to build more horizontal collaborative structures," say the report's authors, and we strongly agree. Indeed, our forthcoming Smart Cities Readiness Guide is built on that tenet. Finally, we agree with the implication that one good way to get started is to "roll out fast broadband infrastructure in combination with smart grids." – Jesse Berst
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Global Smart Infrastructure - A Future of Smart Cities and Artificial Intelligence market research report provides important insights into why smart communities and smart cities are the way forward and will play an important role in the world’s future.
A global transformation is underway based on smart infrastructure says this new market research report. Smart cities are going to be amazing community hubs which will be more sustainable, efficient and supportive of citizens. The concept of smart communities is based on intelligent infrastructure such as broadband (fibre and wireless) and smart grids, which will create connected and sustainable communities. Around the world, there are already examples of smart cities emerging and many countries have developed plans for smart infrastructure. However, before these smart communities can be built properly, trans-sector policies and holistic strategies should be carefully considered and developed.
This new report, Global Smart Infrastructure – A Future of Smart Cities and Artificial Intelligence (http://www.marketreportsonline.com/269009.html), provides important insights into why smart communities and smart cities are the way forward and will play an important role in the world’s future. This unique report also includes information on smart transport, home area networks and artificial intelligence. In addition it includes valuable examples of smart city developments from selected countries across Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Europe. The infrastructure systems used in cities around the world to manage water, energy, food supply, transport, communication, economic and social structures are faltering. Cities are the major polluters as they generate the vast bulk of CO2 emissions. Half of the world’s population are already city-dwellers, and this trend towards increased urbanization is accelerating rapidly. The future of the majority of the world’s citizens is undeniably urban – 70% will live in cities by 2050. But how exactly that city of tomorrow will look and how smart living is implemented and experienced remains largely uncertain and will most likely vary around the world.
Due to the many global economic, social and environmental issues – it has become imperative that we must now look at every opportunity to build smarter communities. These should incorporate cross-sector public safety, carbon neutral, state of the art communications networks - linked to a new generation of social services provided by government, such as e-government, e-health and e-education. Leadership from the top is needed if this is to be achieved. It is called the trans-sector approach and ICT is the glue needed to build more horizontal collaborative structures. Whether we are talking about smart cities, smart transport, smart grids, smart buildings or e-health – what is needed is useful data that can be analysed in real time, allowing people and/or machines to make instant decisions in relation to energy efficiency, traffic situations, weather activities, and personal health issues - as well as commercial decisions. Smart infrastructure and the development of machine-to-machine (M2M) is what is needed to link these sectors together in a dynamic way.
Examples of key insights covered in the report Global Smart Infrastructure – A Future of Smart Cities and Artificial Intelligence (comprehensive Table of Contents available at http://www.marketreportsonline.com/269009-toc.html):
It has become increasingly clear that smart grids are able to transform the energy industry, and that a much broader group of industries are also affected by this including IT, telecoms, white goods, renewables, storage, transport. ‘Smart’ means communication and many countries are currently addressing their broadband infrastructure. Of course, a smart thing to do would be to roll out fast broadband infrastructure in combination with smart grids and, wherever applicable, other smart infrastructure – leading to the creation of the right environment for the smart societies of the future. There are already billions of dollars being invested each year in smart city technology and infrastructure - and this is expected to continue to rise significantly. Across Europe in 2013, governments and telcos are cooperating to create smart cities in a bid to give urban development an economic competitive advantage. The eyes of the telecommunication and digital economy world are on Australia where a large-scale integrated national broadband infrastructure is being deployed. This is directed, not solely at supplying high-speed internet access, but primarily at facilitating trans-sector policies aimed at developing smart communities. Singapore has made great strides with its ‘intelligent nation’ strategy. There are numerous examples of smart infrastructure deployment in the United Arab Emirates.
Complete report Global Smart Infrastructure – A Future of Smart Cities and Artificial Intelligence is available at http://www.marketreportsonline.com/269009.html.