A new resource focuses on the key stages of developing a smart city and contends that putting citizens and wellbeing central can result in more productive urban spaces.
A new report has been released which aims to helps leaders to strategically pick projects that will bring the most impact to a city.
Smart Cities: A Toolkit for Leaders, published by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and [email protected], is designed to help today’s urban leaders understand how their municipalities can harness technology to improve the citizen experience.
Featuring case studies of successful smart cities in the US and Europe and insights from industry experts, the report sets out to explain how making citizen wellbeing the primary smart city goal can result in happier, healthier and more productive urban spaces.
The report focuses on the key stages of developing a smart city, which go beyond the procurement, adoption and integration of technology within a community. It also provides ideas and insights on sustainability, compassion and equity for all stakeholders.
The cities and topics examined in the report include:
“If you start by being citizen-centric, that provides the right motivation to drive the right behaviours and take the right actions,” said Seeta Hariharan, group head, Digital Software & Solutions Group, TCS.
“Collaboration is absolutely needed across the various departments of the city, but also needed with citizens and private enterprises.”
Tata Consultancy Services is a global IT services, consulting, and business solutions organisation. [email protected] is the online business analysis journal of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Smart Cities: A Toolkit for Leaders is available as a free download at: dss.tcs.com/knowledge-at-wharton-special-report-for-mayors-smart-cities/
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