New USDOT report reveals the secrets behind successful smart cities

The US Department of Transportation (USDOT) has released a new report entitled Putting People First – Smart Cities and Communities. The report covers the benefits, goals, challenges, and success factors associated with smart cities and communities (SC&C) and provides some insight into the way forward…

The Putting People First – Smart Cities and Communities report outlines the three hallmarks for establishing an SC&C:

– Networks:They use networks of sensors to gather and integrate data that can be used for various applications and citizen services.

– Connectivity:They use connectivity to enable city officials to interact directly with the community and to monitor and manage city infrastructure.

– Open Data:They are committed to an open data philosophy and routinely share operations and planning data with the public.