Many cities may have the intention of becoming a smart city, but the process of becoming one is not a clearly defined one-size-fits-all solution. Even the term 'smart city' can be interpreted in various ways, which can seem daunting and overwhelming to cities intending to embark on their smart journey.
Despite still being at a relatively early stage, the development of the IoT market has been identified as becoming an important aspect in the future of smart cities - both culturally and economically. Yet, the ways in which each city can choose to implement the growing number of IoT technologies can result in cities being reluctant to bother at all.
In an attempt to further demystify smart cities and the role IoT applications within them, a report created by SmartCitiesWorld and Philips Lighting set out to answer some of the fundamental questions posed by smart city development. More than 150 industry thought leaders from around the world were surveyed in order to create a comprehensive guide to the challenges and opportunities smart cities create.
Get the report and find out what other insights were gained from this extensive survey.