With the progress of internet-related technologies, cities are facing both challenges and opportunities.
Transport and mobility is the basis of economic development and the crux of quality social life. Cities should highly value the construction of sustainable mobility when seeking sustainable urban development.
To achieve these goals, we need to narrow the social gaps among the different groups. To begin with, we need to train and educate the disadvantaged to raise their education and vocational skill levels.
With the wider infiltration of economic globalization, environmental protection and energy preservation have arisen as prominent global concerns. Waste disposal is critical in addressing those concerns.
Energy is the material basis for human civilization and progress and indispensable to social development. The world has an endless desire for power supply and has experienced an increasingly demand of energy. However, energy will, by no means, be in endless supply. China is pushing forward a revolution in energy production and consumption, Chinese President Xi Jinping stressed.
These three case studies underscore the key ingredients for a successful smart city approach:- Engaging people and putting people first;- Open sharing of information and bridging the "silos" especially across government departments, utilities and serviced providers;- Strategic use of data and not, as some would lead us to believe, "big data"; in fact in all three cases and many others we have analyzed most if not all the data is available.
Youth are any city’s future. It is thus very important for any city to take heed of and tackle any problems that are facing their respective adolescents and to ensure their future development.