Semantic search

Jump to navigation Jump to search
DesertSun.jpg [[Public Safety-Resilience and Regeneration of Communities]]
Extreme heat and heatwaves are becoming a significant concern for many world cities and communities, and it's rapidly worsening due to the impact of climate change. Extreme heat events have severe impacts on ecosystems, infrastructure, human health, and economies. These heatwaves are not only a consequence of escalating global temperatures, but they also symbolize an acute emergency for urban environments worldwide In several locations the extreme heat is exacerbated by poor air quality caused by smoke from wildfires.
Quality of Life.jpg [[Quality of Life]]
Quality of life (QOL) is a multidimensional concept that refers to the overall well-being and satisfaction of individuals with their lives.
GreenUrban.jpg [[Regenerative Urbanism]]
Regenerative urbanism is a philosophy and approach to urban design and development that aims to create cities and communities that not only sustain themselves, but also improve the health and well-being of both the natural environment and the people who live in them.
ResilientHubChapter.jpg [[Resilience Hubs]]
This chapter demonstrates how integrated smart systems that draw on a number of technologies, processes, and data can enable a community structures to function more efficiently for their main purpose as well as be prepared to serve as a “community resiliency hub” and/or “emergency shelter” as needed. Selecting a school as a community resilience hub leverages its existing function for families already charged with protecting children, employing vetted professionals, and communicating with parents, public safety agencies, and city government as well as embuing the school with some additional important functions and responsibilities to an extended community population. (The pilot for this project--using the Buckman School in Portland, Oregon--received a National Science Foundation Planning Grant in 2022.)
CarsInside.jpg [[Right-of-way Management]]
Right-of-way management is the process of planning, coordinating, and maintaining the use of land that is reserved for transportation purposes, such as roads, highways, and public transit systems. Right-of-way management involves managing the use of the land and infrastructure within the right-of-way, as well as coordinating the activities of the various entities that may use the right-of-way, such as utilities, public agencies, and private contractors.
SelfDrivePol.jpg [[Self Driving Policies and Procedures]]
Since 2012, 41 states and the District of Columbia have considered legislation relating to AVs. 21 states and the District of Columbia have passed AV

legislation. Additionally, the governors of Arizona, Massachusetts, Washington, and Wisconsin have signed executive orders relating to AVs.

SensorChapter.jpg [[Sensor Technology]]
Sensor technologies play a crucial role in smart systems by providing real-time data on the status and conditions of these systems, enabling them to make decisions and take actions based on the data received.
SharedChapter.jpg [[Shared Mobility]]
Shared mobility refers to the use of shared transportation services, such as ride-sharing, car-sharing, and bike-sharing, to meet individual and collective transportation needs. The goal of shared mobility is to provide convenient and affordable transportation options that can help reduce the number of personal vehicles on the road and promote the use of more sustainable modes of transportation.
MobilityChapter.jpg [[Smart Building-related Mobility]]
Buildings have a very symbiotic relationship with transportation. People have to get to the buildings on foot, by bicycle or other mobility devices, public transport or car (in exceptional cases by helicopter and in future by drone). Cars have created a demand for parking space in the building. Then there are deliveries and waste collection typically by trucks.
SmartGrid.jpg [[Smart Grid]]
A smart grid is an advanced version of the traditional electrical grid that uses digital technology to improve the efficiency, reliability, and flexibility of the system.
Smartlighting.jpg [[Smart Lighting]]
Smart lighting refers to the use of digital technology to control, automate, and optimize lighting systems.
SmartWaste2.jpg [[Smart Waste]]
A smart waste system is a type of waste management system that uses digital technology to improve the efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and sustainability of waste management.
Water-meter.jpg [[Smart Water]]
A smart water system is a type of water management system that uses digital technology to improve the efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and sustainability of water management.
Propriatry Software.jpg [[Software Development Methods]]
Choosing between proprietary software and open source software for municipal services software development depends on several factors, including budget, functionality requirements, security, and long-term sustainability.
Interoperability.jpg [[Standards and Interfaces]]
Standards and interfaces are technical terms that refer to specific rules, guidelines, or specifications that are used to ensure compatibility and interoperability between different systems, devices, or software.
Vta-tod.jpg [[Transit-Oriented Development]]
Transit Oriented Development (TOD) is a planning and development approach that seeks to create compact, mixed-use, and pedestrian-friendly communities centered around high-quality public transportation. TOD is becoming an increasingly popular urban development strategy in many cities around the world as cities grapple with issues of urban sprawl, traffic congestion, and air pollution. The goals of TOD are to create more sustainable, livable, and vibrant communities that offer residents access to a range of amenities and services within a walkable, transit-oriented environment.
UrbanAirMobility.jpg [[Urban Air Mobility]]
Urban Air Mobility (UAM) refers to the use of aircraft, such as drones and electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicles, for transportation within urban areas. UAM aims to provide an alternative to traditional ground-based transportation, such as cars and buses, to reduce traffic congestion and improve mobility in cities.
Variable-Rate Technology.jpg [[Variable-Rate Technology]]
Variable-rate technology (VRT) is a precision farming technique that allows farmers to apply inputs such as seeds, fertilizers, and pesticides at different rates across a field based on the specific needs of each area.
SingaporeSmartCity.jpg [[What is a Smart City]]
A smart city is a municipality that uses information and communication technologies (ICT) to improve the quality of life for its citizens by making the city more efficient, livable, and sustainable. This can be achieved through the use of a variety of technologies, such as sensors, IoT devices, and advanced analytics, to monitor and manage the city's assets and resources, including transportation, utilities, and public services. Smart cities also often have a strong focus on sustainability and use technology to reduce their environmental impact, such as by implementing energy-efficient buildings and transportation systems.