A smart city is a municipality that uses information and communication technologies to increase operational efficiency, share information with the public and improve both the quality of government services and citizen welfare.
While the exact definition depends on the level of overall development of a country, state or city; The overarching mission of a smart city is to optimize city functions and drive economic growth while improving quality of life for its citizens using smart technology and data analysis.
As an example, a smart city features in Europe will be very different than the one in India.
Theoretically, any area of city management can be incorporated into a smart city initiative.
Apart from other areas of a smart city concept, Ecoprosus can work in Energy conservation and efficiency, which are major focuses of smart cities. For example, using smart sensors, smart streetlights dim when there aren't cars or pedestrians on the roadways.
Smart grid technology can be used to improve operations, maintenance and planning, and to supply power on demand and monitor energy outages.
Fostering collaboration between the public and private sector and city residents is key to creating a smart citizen who will be engaged and empowered and positively contribute to the city and community. New and innovative collaboration methods can improve engagement.