Increasingly referred to in specialized literature, the concepts of Urban Platform or City OS are presented as the best way for towns and cities to become ‘smart cities’. The digital platform concept is not new and has been used by major world players for years, but the notions of openness and interoperability currently associated with it are new without any doubt.
This little character has been around for a while now. You may already have crossed paths with him since he’s currently touring all around Wallonia, demonstrating all the advantages of a connected citizen space. But where does he come from?
Nowadays, cities are constantly seeking to improve their services with an aim at offering a more fluid experience to all users as well as providing concrete answers to the everyday concerns of their citizens.
When businesses, people and associations adopt new types of technology, it generates new demands and requirements, along with tailored infrastructures. Cities and municipalities will then need to adapt to these changes, which are in the process of revolutionising the global economy.
A smart village is a community that combines the advantages of the small scale with modern, high-performance services for residents.
Energy optimisation of public buildings is a problem that is found in most cities and towns.
As an initial matter, the development of a Smart City strategy requires a good understanding of the town in order to construct a long term vision that will result in concrete projects.