Where Municipalities Should Start on Smart Cities
“Smart city.” By now, every governor, mayor and councilperson across the country has heard the phrase.
But those two words encompass a myriad of connected technologies that can improve city life and municipal efficiency. In 2016, the capabilities encompassed in the term “smart city” have grown to include public Wi-Fi, gunshot detection systems, garbage route sensors, connected utility meters and infrastructure monitors, intelligent street lights, traffic management solutions and parking assistance.
So where should municipal officials start if they want to make their city smarter? According to Extenet CTO Tormod Larsen, they should start small.