Smart Cities For Dummies

Smart Cities For Dummies

Book Description
Become empowered to build and maintain smarter cities 
At its core, a smart city is a collection of technological responses to the growing demands, challenges, and complexities of improving the quality of life for billions of people now living in urban centers across the world.
The movement to create smarter cities is still in its infancy, but ambitious and creative projects in all types of cities―big and small―around the globe are beginning to make a big difference. New ideas, powered by technology, are positively changing how we move humans and products from one place to another; create and distribute energy; manage waste; combat the climate crisis; build more energy efficient buildings; and improve basic city services through digitalization and the smart use of data. 
Inside this book you’ll find out:
  • What it really means to create smarter cities
  • How our urban environments are being transformed
  • Big ideas for improving the quality of life for communities
  • Guidance on how to create a smart city strategy
  • The essential role of data in building better cities
  • The major new technologies ready to make a difference in every community
Smart Cities For Dummies will give you the knowledge to understand this important topic in depth and be ready to be an agent of change in your community.


Part 1: Making Cities Our Home
CHAPTER 1: Comprehending the Past, Present, and Future of Cities
CHAPTER 2: Defining Smart Cities
CHAPTER 3: Responding to the Needs and Challenges of Cities

Part 2: Building a Smarter City
CHAPTER 4: Starting from Zero
CHAPTER 5: Creating a Smart City Strategy
CHAPTER 6: Enabling a Smart City Strategy

Part 3: Using Smart City Technologies
CHAPTER 7: Embracing Urban Innovation
CHAPTER 8: Enabling Change through Technology
CHAPTER 9: Unleashing the Power of City Data

Part 4: Planning for an Urban Future
CHAPTER 10: Building a Secure Foundation
CHAPTER 11: Imagining the City of the Future
CHAPTER 12: Engaging in Your City’s Future

Part 5: The Part of Tens
CHAPTER 13: Ten Smart City Pitfalls to Avoid
CHAPTER 14: Ten Ways Cities Will Define Our Human Future

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