A Smart City is a city with participation from its citizens along with increased transparency and accountability in the government to provide enhanced services. Smart Governance also means creating opportunities for ongoing participation in urban decisions through decentralized crowd sourcing. For example, connecting authorities to its citizens via handheld devices or through providing an online citizen grievance redressal system.
Heritage, Tourism and Culture:-
A Smart City is a city that preserves and strengthens its natural, built and cultural heritage as a priority to maintain the city's identity while at the same time embracing new development activity in the city. For example, through technology interventions improved user experience of the heritage sites could be created as a smart solution.
Enabling all citizens to have 24/7 access to potable water through implementation of adequate supply mechanism and leakage monitoring processes and smart demand side management practices such as smart metering and water monitoring systems to avoid leaks, clogs and water quality issues in its drinking water network.
Solid Waste Management:-
Solutions include integrated solid waste management strategy through concepts such as maximizing waste collection, increasing diversion and recycling, generating renewable energy, and optimizing the environmental performance of landfills. Liquid Waste Management:- Providing innovative and cost-effective solutions for liquid waste streams with ideas such as segregation, collection, treatment and reuse of waste water, use of sunlight to purify water, effective low-cost water filters, and wastewater to energy systems.
A Smart City is a city with efficient mobility options. This does not mean to drive out the car, but complement it with alternative modes of transportations or creatively make its utilization more efficient and demand-responsive.
Traffic and Parking:-
Creating an efficient, equitable, sustainable transportation system that ties together a variety of modes with real time data management, nformation technology, common fare cards, and other smart applications for trip planning, parking management and parking pricing.
Retrofitting the streets, intersections and public areas through infrastructure investment to make walking a comfortable and convenient experience for all including differently abled citizens.
Smart solutions in the energy sector include reduced energy consumption, lower energy related emissions, enhanced quality of service, promoting localized renewable energy sources, and electric vehicles for mobility.
Smart solutions in designing open spaces as active recreational facilities that are safe and child-friendly places include preservation of existing forests, planting of trees, mobile alerts, surveillance systems, and Smart Park facility availability apps.