Smart Cities: Affordable Luxury for the Middle-Class Professionals
One of the most prominent goals of creating a smart city is to bring efficiency in operations, yielding high productivity and output and providing a high standard of living in the world. The “smart cities” work on smart design to ensure better opportunities for businesses and employees. The exceptional Information and Communication Technology ICT) and social infrastructure makes “Smart City” a concept which can support businesses as a self-sufficient location.
The true luxury today is living a more peaceful and less stressful life and these are the reasons why “Smart Cities” will be luxurious ones:
The Work Environment
Smart City provides the businesses and employees social, administrative, governmental and environmental support on-site. The global, self-sufficient community of “smart city” allows growth and innovation for both employees and business. Meanwhile, the hotels, conference centers, and plug-and-play offices provide an environment like no other.
Smart City Residents
Smart City is a place where the efficiency and standard of living are on the priority list. Today, the most crucial part of living in any city anywhere in the world is founding an affordable accommodation in a nice area. The smart city is planned in a way to ensure that it is not only an economical option but also well-planned accommodation. The professionals working in the smart city will have a chance to have a smart housing. The smart city is based on the concept of efficient and green neighborhood. This will save costs, making the housing cheaper. The community infrastructure makes living in such a location a great option for families.
Besides a well-planned house, the smart city residencies and buildings will be equipped with the community center, parking space, and playgrounds. The connectivity, these locations will offer will make it easier to connect to the rest of the world; the urban planners have kept in mind the connectivity to make “Smart City” the most suitable option. While the smart city, in India, is directed towards being build away from the hustle and bustle of the cities, it allows more open and green space to be a part of.
The Smart City is not only limited to equipping people with affordable house using the greenway of life but also providing them with a “self-sufficient city”. The Smart City projects are huge and have a surety of increasing the standard of living because it will have an almost every industry incorporated in it from integrated townships, an entertainment zone, hotels, a convention center, an international techno-park, shopping malls, stock exchanges to service units. All these places will be a great spot for visiting but also an employment opportunity for many individuals.
The “Smart” Roads
The “Smart City” will be overcoming the most prominent problems faced by the people of traffic. Traffic is one of the major problems that does affect the lifestyle of people. With better road management systems, the citizens will have a less stressful life and a better standard of living. The ambient light detectors to trigger street lights and smart meters to remotely monitor usage and performance are some of the innovative ideas that will be become reality in the Greener Smart City. The solar power will be meeting the electricity demand of public places. The intelligent traffic signals will provide real-time information on jams, monitoring devices will track the location of buses and guidance parking systems will update message boards about space availability.
The “Smart” infrastructure is designed and developed to provide an efficient environment and managing the resources available. In the future, one of the most promising problems citizens of any country will face is water Scarcity. The smart city is focused on creating smart technologies to manage water resources better. Few of these technologies are smart meters to enable remote monitoring and detect leakages, the PH meters will be used to monitor the alkaline levels of water and smart manholes will track the sewer flow levels. Rainwater harvesting, maintaining after table to ensure sustainability and reuse of water for landscaping and their purposes will be incorporated amongst various other steps to ensure a better water management system.
A smart city is a self-sufficient place that is designed to provide a better standard of living along with the most efficient operations. Technology is the core of the Smart City projects as all the operations are based on the technologies. From sensors to detect the traffic lights to planned infrastructure buildings with internet-connected trash cans, technology is making the smart cities an exceptional option to be invested in by many investors. The demand for holding a space in Smart City is making the potential price increase. With all its features, the smart cities offer a high standard of living for the middle-class professionals not a dream but a reality.