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Cities provide millions of people with social and professional opportunities; making competition among cities to engage and attract new residents, businesses and visitors stronger than ever. Constant attention needs to be paid to provide a high quality of life and a vibrant economic climate.
Being smarter can change the way a city works and help deliver on its potential. Forward-thinking leaders like Hitachi recognise that the development of new and innovative technologies across a city’s infrastructure can help turn competition and challenge into opportunity. Smarter cities of all sizes are capitalising on new technologies and insights to transform their systems, operations and service delivery.
There are downsides to an increase in people living in cities. Most notably,an increase in energy consumption, waste and congestion.
Today, more and more people are concerned with climate change, sustainability and limited resources; all while demanding more efficiencies and technological development.
With greater use of technologies, a number of cities are accumulating data, delivering innovation, and enhancing the lives of citizens.
There are two main benefits of smart cities: sustainability and efficiency. To that end, we have identified four essential components of a smart city.
In Hitachi's vision, a smart city is one that seeks to satisfy the desires and values of its residents, with the use of advanced IT to improve energy efficiency and concern for the global environment as prerequisites, and in so doing maintains a “well-balanced relationship between people and the Earth.”
|Corporate / Office Name||Hitachi Australia Pty Ltd|
|Address||Suite 801, Level 8, 123, Epping Road, North Ryde NSW 2113 Australia|
|Tel||+61 2 9888 4100 or 1800 HITACHI|
|Fax||+61 2 9888 4188|