A smart city is a complex ecosystem of people, processes, policies, technologies, and other enablers working together to deliver a set of outcomes. As such, making your city smart requires the involvement of various stakeholders.
/ How to convince your city
In order to become a smart city, you need to convince everyone involved in your city’s policy-making process. While doing so, always focus on how your approach solves problems.
/ Working together with other cities
When trying to procure a smart solution, your medium-sized city’s sales market could prove to be your biggest challenge. One way to mitigate this is by cooperating with other cities, either in your region or with a similar profile, in tackling similar challenges.
/ Collaborating with companies
Do you know how you, as a city, can keep track of new developments? Do you know what companies are active in your area? Working with the right companies can get you ahead quickly.
/ Knowledge and Research Institutions
Universities and educational institutions have a lot of expertise and knowledge to share. If you want to turn your city into a smart city, these institutions should be among the first you contact.
/ Citizens’ needs
When working together with citizens, it is fundamental to communicate openly and clearly! Do not create any unreasonable expectations and be respectful of everyone’s privacy.
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