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Enabling Intelligent Cities

Written by DFM Team

Enabling Intelligent Cities

Cities face a number of serious challenges that affect their competitiveness, sustainability and the safety and security of their inhabitants. The challenges arise from a variety of sources including the complexity of the engineering infrastructure supporting the city; the need to manage energy and water use; the need for efficient transport systems; and the impact that severe weather events or natural disasters can have on densely packed urban areas. Future cities are being talked about as smart or intelligent cities, where complex interactions between cyber–physical systems aim to improve the quality of life of citizens and to proactively manage demand for scarce or costly resources. These interactions will require increased use of information and communications technologies to connect and manage the complex cyber–physical systems that will support and sustain the city.

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