Smart Cities Ensure Better Quality Life to the Citizens
Aimed at providing its residents with a quality life and reducing the environmental impact of human activities, smart cities are increasingly getting popular worldwide. They employ smart information and communication solutions to enhance quality and performance of urban services, reduce costs and resource consumption, and to engage more effectively and actively with its citizens.
Here’re 5 ways in which smart cities benefit citizens.
Smart cities are planned keeping in mind the current and future needs of the cities. This leads to improved productivity and services. With the help of e-government services smart cities deliver faster services to the citizens at lower costs.
Smart cities employ a host of methods to reduce the impact of waste on the environment. These include using waste to generate electricity, treatment of polluted water, and recycling of the waste.
With smart meters, leakage identification & prevention, and constant water quality monitoring, smart cities leave no stone unturned to make the most of water.
Smart cities lay special emphasis on using renewable sources of energy and building green homes to ensure maximum comfort for residents and minimum impact on the environment.
Smart parking, intelligent traffic management, integrated multi-modal transport are some of the ways in which smart cities ensure smooth flow of traffic.
In a scenario wherein unorganized development has led to quality of life getting deteriorating in Indian cities, it’s imperative to seriously consider developing smart cities, and apply smart city concepts to existing cities as well in order to enhance the quality of life of citizens.