Smart city is a broad term for the use of information technology to manage a city's services, infrastructure and facilities. The term is associated with approaches such as pervasive computing, big data, algorithms and artificial intelligence. The term smart is goal-neutral. Smart city initiatives often include the idea of sustainability but in some cases this isn't the focus. In many cases, smart city spending is focused on transportation such as highways, policing and security, city services, cost reduction and management of infrastructure. A sustainable city is a city that has embraced the dual goal of environmental protection and quality of life of residents. Quality of life is commonly measured as self-reported happiness. Sustainable city initiatives are often focused on policies and physical initiatives such as green space, public transportation, architecture, community facilities, blue infrastructure, streets and public space. In this context, smart city technology typically plays a role.
|Smart City ||Sustainable City|
|Definition||The use of information technology to manage a city.||A city that embraces the dual goal of environmental protection and the quality of life of city residents.|
|Focus||Information Technology||Sustainable TechnologySustainable TransportArchitectureUrban DesignCity PlanningCulture & HeritageDiversity Neighborhood CharacterBlue InfrastructurePublic SpacesInformation TechnologyResilience|
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