Predicts 2013: Smart City Business and Service Models Need to Keep Citizen Value in Mind

Modern cities compete with each other to attract businesses, talent, skills and taxpayers. As a result, administrations are becoming entrepreneurial, valuing innovation, technology, marketing and communication.

An increasingly important role is also played by central governments: cities prosper, or decline, within the fabric
of states, nations and regions so there is a need for integration within this economic and social framework. Smart cities are seen as a new opportunity for citizens and investors, so central government can play a formidable role in encouraging municipalities to adopt smart measures.

According to the Gartner report* smart city processes from funding to privacy are still in development. This research* focuses on home appliance OS choices, transaction model development, buildings using analytical technologies, the impact of city budgets on smart city platforms and concerns about smart city systems security.

* Gartner, Predicts 2013: Smart City Business and Service Models Need to Keep Citizen Value in Mind, 11 December 2012, 
 Alfonso Velosa, Bettina Tratz-Ryan, Andrea Di Maio, Shalini Verma, Adib Carl Ghubril, Jim Tully


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