The primary objective:
provide readers with a vision of a smart city, and then help readers understand the way technology is transformed in the future city.
The second objective:
help readers build an exclusive blueprint for realizing their vision for the future. The Guidelines provide recommendations for the goals pursued by the reader, the features and functions readers shall explain in detail, and the best practice for obtaining the maximum benefits at minimum cost in the event of risk mitigation.
The Guidelines can be used by mayors, city managers, city planners and their employees. By providing objectives and neutral information of suppliers, it helps cities to make reliable and well-trained technical choices and those technologies can change a city.
Cities around the world are realizing economic, environmental, and social sustainability, and tremendous progress has been made with initiatives involving other countries and creation of job opportunities in the 21st century. All these are effective ways to improve the urban living standard and enhance the economy. The concept of a smart city is not in conflict with these achievements. On the contrary, smart city technologies can support and reinforce work that has been carried out.
The Guidelines were jointly written by Jesse Berst, Chairman of the Smart Cities Council, Managing Editor Liz Enbysk, special correspondents Kevin Ebby, Doug Curry and Doug Peeples. It was conceptualized by Chris Kane, XXI Chairman and CEO of Mercator, and initial studies were conducted by Christopher Williams of Mercator.
Chapter I Overview of Smart City
Chapter II How to Use Preparation Guidelines
Chapter III Smart Citizen
Chapter IV General Objectives
Chapter V Built Environment
Chapter VI Energy
Chapter VII Communication
Chapter VIII Transportation
Chapter IX Water and Wastewater
Chapter X Waste Management
Chapter XI Health and Public Services
Chapter XII Public Security
Chapter XIII Payment and Wealth Management
Chapter XIV Putting Ideas into Practice