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Title: SMART SUSTAINABLE CITY - AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TOWARDS TOTAL INTELLIGENT SUSTAINABILITY
Authors: DEO CHARUTA ULHAS
Keywords: Building
Building Performance and Sustainability
BPS
Master (Building Performance and Sustainability)
Sekhar Kondepudi
2014/2015 BPS
Master
Issue Date: 23-Jul-2015
Citation: DEO CHARUTA ULHAS (2015-07-23). SMART SUSTAINABLE CITY - AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TOWARDS TOTAL INTELLIGENT SUSTAINABILITY. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Major urbanisation requires new and innovative ways to manage the complexity of urban living; problems of overcrowding, higher energy consumption, resource management and environmental protection require new ways to solve the problems. It is in this context that Smart Cities emerge not just as an innovative modus operandi for future urban living but it is also a key strategy to tackle unemployment and energy management, poverty and inequality, some of the major urban problems in order to create sustainable solutions. Smart City examples come in many variations, sizes and types. This is because the idea of the Smart City is relatively new and still evolving, and at the same time the concept is very broad. Every city is unique, with its own historical background and development, present characteristics and evolution of future dynamic. The cities which call themselves ‘Smart’, or are labelled as such by others, vary enormously especially on the list of the content which makes it ‘Smart’. Due to this inconsistency, this dissertation hopes to understand the definitions provided by various institutions. A smart community is a community that seeks to develop “smart” solutions for the community as a whole, by using information and communications technology (ICT). A smart community also promotes the use of renewable energies, integrated management, and optimized controls for infrastructure. This includes electric power, heat, water, traffic, healthcare, and lifestyle information. Connection between ICT and Smart City is further explained in this dissertation and it also looks at ICT’s relationship with sustainability. The evolution of the Smart City concept is shaped by a complex mix of technologies, social and economic factors, governance arrangements, and policy and business drivers. The implementation of the Smart City concept, therefore, follows very varied paths depending on each city’s specific policies, objectives, funding and scope. In order to see some of these variations for implementation of Smart City concept, this dissertation looks at 10 cases of cities. The cases chosen include variety in terms of maturity of the city in terms of economic development, ICT as well as establishment. After studying and understanding the above mentioned, conclusions and recommendations explores idea of defining Smart City and ways to create a consistent framework to create baselines and framework on which future projects can work on. There is also connection between ICT maturity and comprehensive framework of Smart City. This was highlighted and emphasized further for Smart City Planning Process. With this processes and frameworks, it is hoped to create clearer picture for future projects of Smart City in order to create sustainable environments.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/221660
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