Use Cases Smart City Operations

Smart City Operations

The goal of a Smart city is to improve the fundamental infrastructure by providing a decent quality of life, a clean and sustainable environment through the application of intelligent solutions. Smart cities can be used in eight sectors: Mobility, Security, Healthcare, Energy, Water, Waste, Economic Development,  Engagement, and community.  

The Smart City Operations is an integrated system that enables the communication within the team and cross functions to optimize the efficiency of city operations and services. With real-time and transparent information, city officials are able to monitor what is happening in the city and how the city is evolving.

 

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Microsoft makes urban data usable via cloud technology
As one of the biggest megatrends of the 21st century, urbanization affects both recent and established industrial countries. In the European Union, already more than 70 percent of the population live in an urban area. In Germany, the uninterrupted urban growth is likely to pose huge challenges for many municipalities in the future, in areas like traffic, energy, environment and health. For this reason, innovative solutions in terms of city planning and city development are required. Additionally, increasingly demanding citizens expect a high quality of life and improved citizen services. To address those challenges, traditional routes must be tested, old infrastructures modernized and administrative processes organized more efficiently.
Rapid Sensor Deployment
Rapid Sensor Deployment
The 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics highlighted an issue facing much of China: infrastructure construction is not keeping up with population demand. China is one of the fastest growing vehicle markets in the world with an estimated 20,000 new vehicles hitting the road each day. The problems at the Olympics were exasperated by an increase in tourist traffic and a need to quickly and easily install an intelligent transportation system powerful enough to handle Beijing’s tough traffic problems. The systems created for the Olympic Games needed to be highly accurate and reliable. Detection devices also had to accurately detect traffic over eight to 10 lanes. Inductive loops take too long to install and were unreliable and unable to adapt to changing traffic patterns.
Smart City Spotlight (Bristol, UK)
Smart City Spotlight (Bristol, UK)
In order to catalyze innovation and economic development, Bristol aims to build a platform for the development of smart city applications that will promote innovation and deliver a better quality of life for it's residents. It is partnering with Bristol University to promote Bristol Is Open (BIO) — an effort to deploy and trial a citywide smart city network.
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