What is a Smart City?

by Kevin O'Neill

An urban development vision to integrate information and communication technology (ICT) and Internet of things (IoT) technology in a secure fashion to better manage a city’s assets.

Local municipalities leverage information systems from schools, libraries, transportation systems, hospitals, power plants, water supply networks, waste management, law enforcement, and other community services to invent new solutions based on the needs of the city itself.

The goal of building a Smart City is to improve quality of life for its citizens. This could mean using streetlights to automatically light the path for pedestrians.  Urban transportation is at the leading edge increasing public safety and commuter mobility.

Read more from MHI on Smart Cities and their potential impact on the supply chain.

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Learn more about mezzanines, work platforms and other steel structures, and about trends in the material handling and industrial processing markets from our blog posts by Steele Solutions President Kevin O’Neill. Check out the blog archives for helpful advice on structure selection, siting and applications.

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