A Unified Definition of a Smart City

  title={A Unified Definition of a Smart City},
  author={Arkalgud Ramaprasad and Aurora S{\'a}nchez-Ortiz and Thant Syn},
There is some consensus among researchers that the first urban civi‐ lization labeled a ‘city’ was Sumer in the period 3,500–3,000 BC. The meaning of the word, however, has evolved with the advancement of technology. Adjec‐ tives such as digital, intelligent, and smart have been prefixed to ‘city’, to reflect the evolution. In this study, we pose the question: What makes a ‘Smart City’, as opposed to a traditional one? We review and synthesize multiple scientific studies and definitions, and… CONTINUE READING

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