What is Smart Living?
We want to live in smart, safe, clean, healthy, inclusive and resilient cities; cities that offer economic opportunities and a high quality of life; and the cities that are the crossroads for the most creative and innovative minds.
Achieving these goals offers extraordinary opportunities, but also difficult challenges. We live in an era of challenges and transformation. Amid such uncertainties, practitioners around the world are exploring how we can continue to grow, develop, innovate and compete.
The Smart Living vertical includes extraordinarily important areas with direct impact on quality of life. Even such vast fields are included, that you can hardly imagine that next to the security component, you can include another area as vast as medical services. However, the areas below are considered as defining for measuring the quality of life.
• Tourism (MVI1)
• Culture and leisure (MVI2)
• Medical Services (MVI3)
• Security (MVI4)
• Access to technology (MVI5)
• Welfare and social inclusion (MVI6)
• Public space management (MVI7)
A city is always special, it belongs to a region, a history, a context, and sometimes even a culture. There is no city from which to draw a standard pattern.
But a smart city does not become that way, only through technology and giving up everything it already has. As a city administrator you will not decide one day that you will give up everything and adopt only new technologies. It takes everything to build a city where life is good: shopping centers, residential buildings, museums. The smart city expands its investments by preserving this infrastructure ecosystem. BIM (Business Information Modeling) is a system through which famous buildings such as the Canopée des Halles and the Louis Vuitton Foundation were built. It consists of a digital 3D model that follows the life of the building from its sketch to its maintenance over time, which will adapt to aging and wear. This system ensures the sustainability of a building, allowing different teams and generations to deal with it over time. And this is just one example of the many possible.
Cities must manage urban spaces in full harmony, restoring natural balance. Thus, the green spaces, rendered to the local community, can become a meeting place of the community are needed. And depending on its particularities, the necessary adjustments will be made.