SmartCity Learning IssuesIntroductionOur project requires us to explain theuses of the Internet of Things or IoT and how it has greatly benefitedhumanity. In our scenario, Singapore has always being referred to as a smartcity due to its use of IoT and my group is tasked to perform what IoTtechnologies are. In this report, I am writing about smart cities.1) Whatis a Smart City?A smart city is a technological advancedcity which uses information and communication technologies to increaseefficiency, exchange information and improve quality of services and citizenwelfare.Its purpose is to optimize the city’sfunction and improve the living qualities of the citizens by using smarttechnology and data analysis.Singapore is only known as a Smart Nationand has not fully utilized the use of IoT. The Infocomm of Development ofTechnology(IDA)explains that with the help of IoT, everyday objects can beread, recognized, located and controlled from the internet.
The IDA has been working with the industryand the public to develop a Smart Nation Platform which comprises of aconnectivity layer and a sensing and IoT layer. It aims to help the governmentto provide better services for citizens and develop applications for emergingresponse, urban planning and city management. Taken from: http://fintechnews.sg/10437/iot/internet-things-singapore-key-role-singapores-smart-nation-push/Taken from: https://www.
gov.sg/microsites/future-economy/press-room/news/content/say-hello-to-the-internet-of-things 2) Whatare the types of Smart Cities?Today, IoT technology is a popular networkin many major cities but not all cities have access to that technology. Eachsmart city is based on the access to IoT technology.
There are three types ofsmart cities.1) Purpose-builtsmart cities: These cities are already built with IoT technologies and weredesigned to attract tourists or businesses with a master plan which uses ITsystems to deliver world-class services. Examples are Songdo in South Korea andMasdar City in Abu Dhabi 2) Existingcities: These are just normal cities that use technology based upgrades forcreating new economic opportunities, improve education and retain and retrainthe population. Examples are Manchester, U.K and Monterrey, Mexico. 3) Non-cities:These ‘non-cities’ refer to campuses, company towns and amusement parks.Singaporeis currently being called a Smart Nation.
It already has a fiber networkstretching across the island and has brought high-speed internet access toevery home and office. Due to this, it is still an existing city but there isjust the first step.Singaporeplans to be the world’s first Smart City. With IoT, Singapore will have betterhealthcare, safer traffic and provides the citizens with better utilities aswell as save water, electricity and energy. Taken from: https://www.engadget.com/2016/11/03/singapore-smart-nation-smart-city/