Friday, 11 March 2016
Value of smart city designs
Smart city designs like those bringing nurtured designs look good in past few examples and instances only. The use of social media, information marketplaces and the “internet of things” can definitely provide support to city-level objectives such as well being, social mobility, economic growth and infrastructure resilience. This is in no way having a quantitative result or outcome. Design of smart city principles leads us to many valid conclusions. Studying these from investor and planner view it becomes clearer. Technology dependence has proved better in city examples of Portland and Dublin but not so for others.
Principle1. Consider urban life before urban place; consider urban place before technology.
As the rate of change increases in urban cities the people are walking faster.
Principle2. Demonstrate sustainability, scale and resilience over an extended time frame.
Principle3 Demonstrate flexibility over an extended time frame.
Principle4: New or renovated buildings should be built to contain sufficient space for current and anticipated future needs for technology infrastructure
Principle 5: New or renovated buildings should be constructed so as to be as functionally flexible as possible, especially in respect to their access, infrastructure and the configuration of interior space; in order to facilitate future changes in use.
Considering few of the principles one gets to know that the buildings and need for new structures keeps enhancing value of smart cities but in terms individual citizen did not expect. A central tenet of above principles and observations is maintaining data security as well as integrating systems so that there is less vulnerability during hazards, black outs, deficiencies, and most importantly additional demands. Urban communities need to evolve their methods of openness of data and scale of development proposals in best time possible. Changing landscape of smart city also means communities live longer and economic development to support prosperity from converged resources or facilities for bringing any readiness to change mostly temporary. By evolving an overarching set of five to ten principles would be useful for defining an approach to Smarter Cities that could be broadly adopted. Smart city evolution to next generation of reforms cannot be possible from rudimentary and factionalism tidings of government policies, although the resources and means to government action needs private participation on larger scale. In India the process for developing cities has just begun, would it be prosperity or disguised development is the question. All in all the development is sure to happen, the scale and scope are questionable for India and third world developing countries.