Making Sense of the Smart City Standardization Landscape
Over recent years there has been a major worldwide push towards smart cities with many major world cities rolling out initiatives and new services aimed at improving cities and the lives of citizens. Partly driven by this rollout, international and national standards bodies have begun ...
Smart Cities: Standards Will Ensure SuccessEver since humans changed their lifestyle from hunter-gatherers to an agrarian society, we have been building fairly complex living arrangements. Early challenges to organize such habitats included access to basic necessities such as water, food, and shelter, which gradually included sanitation, transportation, and commerce. As our ancestors’ collective thinking over many centuries evolved to manage habitats for hundreds or thousands in a community to millions in crowded and polluted cities, we have continuously transformed our villages, towns, and cities. Unabated advancement in technology from the invention of the wheel to the latest Internet of Things (IoT) gizmos has empowered us well beyond our individual capacity in pursuit of better lives defined by the basic necessities of modern times. This, in turn, has lead to complex infrastructure in our megacities that depends on perpetual access to energy (power) and the Internet to provide for and operate services such as transportation and to maintain law and order. (more…)
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- impact and development of standards in various regions of the world;
- reliance by employers on complying with standards for introducing their products to the marketplace
- best practices and ideas for incorporating standards into the classroom and curricula
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