From the (not-so-ancient) archives: This ICTC brief from September 2019 remains pertinent today. Nearly a year after the brief's release, it's worth considering how COVID-19 has, and hasn't, altered the development of smart cities.
Canadian municipalities of all sizes are facing unique challenges to do with population, distance, and public services. Large and growing urban centers need improved ways to deal with congestion, mobility, and sustainability, while smaller and more remote communities face barriers to accessing high-quality infrastructure and social support. One way to solve this is to help our cities and regions become more informed, efficient, and “smart.”
The brief analyzes how cities are using technologies such as:
- The Internet of Things (IoT) and Connective Technologies
- Artificial Intelligence
- Autonomous Electric Vehicles
- Geolocation, Information, and Positioning System Technologies
- Smart Lighting