Introduction To Smart Cities

General description Report of how a Smart city entails. Smart cities also called the wired or networked cities are based urban systems for driving efficient city management and economic growth. Any feature which uses information and communication technologies to make a city more efficient is said to come under the umbrella of smart city. The […]

Innovation And Enterprise

Introduction  One of the major challenges facing cities is poor economy. Majority of the citizens are either unemployed or work in low income jobs. As a result, the government cannot collect enough revenue to cater for services like health, improve the infrastructure and educate the citizens. No government even in developed countries can provide jobs […]

Leadership And Partnerships

Introduction  Who leads smart city initiatives? Who comes up with the ideas and how are they implemented? This course explores how smart leadership can contribute towards the creation of smart cities and implementation of smart city projects. It also explores how city authorities can partner with like-minded individuals and institutions to realize the smart city […]

Roles Of Citizens In Designing Smart Cities

Introduction  Cities face many challenges ranging from pollution, congestion, traffic among others. Most of these challenges are faced by citizens and are caused by the citizens. This puts the citizens at the center of these challenges and their solutions. The solutions to most challenges faced by our cities lie at the hands of the citizens. […]

IoT In Smart Cities

Introduction- The internet of things is the internetworking of physical devices, vehicles, buildings and other items with network connectivity that enable these objects to collect and exchange data. It creates opportunities for more direct integration of the physical world into computer-based systems, and resulting in improved efficiency, accuracy and economic benefit. It finds numerous applications […]

Applications Of Artificial Intelligence In Smart Cities

Introduction Artificial intelligence for smart cities   mainly focuses on three major categories of applications: Helping officials learn more about how people use their cities. Improving infrastructure and optimizing the use of these resources. Improving public safety in cities. AI learns the behavior of people in cities Cities have wealth of possible data sources, such […]