JESSICA for Smart and Sustainable Cities

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Available languages : English
Period : 2007-2013
Date : 12/11/2012

A sustainable city is one which develops in a manner which meets the needs of the future without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Increasingly cities are seeking to become ‘smarter’ in how they are managed and developed in order to become more sustainable. A smart and sustainable city invests in human and social capital, manages resources wisely, has citizens which participate in city governance, and has traditional and modern infrastructure which supports economic growth to create high quality of life for its inhabitants. Increasingly cities wishing to become smarter are looking to integrate recent efforts to introduce smart ICT-enabled, communicative and networked features of a city’s infrastructure, services and citizens, and use the environment created by this ‘system of systems’ to manage growth and sustain development. Such ICT innovations and the recent growth of ‘networked’, ‘intelligent’ and ‘smart’ computers, sensors and technologies could provide the enabler for smarter and more sustainable cities, through smarter electricity grids, smarter transport and mobility solutions, smarter city planning, smarter public service delivery, smarter buildings, and smarter citizens, supporting economic development, social inclusion, and environmental improvements and
responsibility.

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