Panagiotis Tsarchopoulos

Electrical Engineer, PhD. Applications and consulting on Smart/Intelligent Cities and Innovation Ecosystems at URENIO Research.

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    Cisco is doing a next big thing advancing the interconnection of two mega trends.
    However, the concept of the Internet of Everything could be efficiently leveraged if we know What Exactly Is a Smart City?
    The smart city solution for unsustainable global urbanization is being held back by a lack of clarity and consensus of what it is and what the components and socio-economic benefits of a smart city actually are.
    A Smart City is typically viewed by academic and commercial worlds as a Smart Economy, Smart People, Smart Governance, Smart Mobility, Smart Environment, or Smart Living or as an assortment and a mixed bag of thereof.
    In fact, a real smart city is three innovative cities in one, the Urban Trinity of Information Cyber City, Intelligent/Knowledge City and Ecological/Clean city, as presented in the keynote for the International Computer and Information Technology Conference, CIT 2011: http://www.cs.ucy.ac.cy/CIT2011/index.php?p=Keynotes
    It is critical to draw distinctions between a smart city, as a unified urban entity, and “smart city” technologies, applications, and systems, as well as fragmented “smart city” projects, lacking the overall conception of the smart city and resulting in the unsustainably over-costly ventures. And most rankings of smartest cities on the planet are largely partial.
    The fully sustainable community, the Trinity Community, is to merge the Cyber/Digital, Natural/Ecological, and Social/Intelligent Spaces.
    Be it a large metropolitan area, municipal district, small township or local community, in truly sustainable communities, economic, social, political, cultural, technological and ecological issues are closely integrated and advanced.
    The Smart city concept is also addressing the crucial urban issues: waste management, water and sanitation management, poverty alleviation, pollution, traffic safety and housing redevelopments for the urban poor.
    Such a Community of the Future is a key node of the Smart World of sustainable communities, buildings, and infrastructure, smart government, intelligence, education, healthcare, public safety, telecom, banking, retail, work, traffic, transport, computing, products, food, energy, oil, and water.
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