Leaders of smart cities in the US know that technology alone cannot transform lives. It has to be people-first. With crumbling economies worldwide and threatening natural calamities, you must take care of the citizens first. So, how are the leadership of these smart cities in the US are exploring tech tools for the benefit of their people? In this article at RT Insights, Elizabeth Wallace shares how some of the smart cities are taking things in their stride to provide for their citizens.
Trends in the Smart Cities in the US
Data-Intensive City Planning
More smart communities in the US will depend on data for the betterment of their communities. They will use the information to get grants, warn people of any impending diseases, and look after their senior citizens.
Due to the recent pandemic, things have changed across the world. People are working from home. There is a surge in demand for online delivery of food and essential items. So, the infrastructure must accommodate more bike lanes and efficient corridors for faster light vehicular movement.
AI will be the powerhouse for smart cities in the US. Everything will require artificial intelligence, from beefing up cybersecurity protocols to automation and proactive implementation of services. Smart buildings will also enable you to reduce carbon emissions manifold.
Privacy and Safety
While data is essential for these cities, they must also ensure that their citizens’ data is safe and secure. Furthermore, the data should enable them to facilitate timely and more relevant actionable insights for emergencies.
People-First Smart Cities in the US
Citizens of these cities in the US will have a say in how their data should be used for the betterment of the community. Instead of having a short-term strategy, the AI-powered city blocks should have long-term solutions.
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