DIGITAL CITIES


DIGITAL CITIES

The Digital City is a city connected to the Internet, equipped with technological platforms for information and communications management through the Internet of Things.
Digital City's foundation is robust operation technology(OT) and flexible IT infrastructures. These platforms make it possible to process and analyze huge amounts of data and information for sustainable living, and circular economy. Today, digitization is important for making cities more sustainable, enabling the development of new forms of urban logistics and mobility, such as electric mobility and car-sharing.

By 2050, the global urban population will increase by 75% to 6.3 billion. The challenge of developing and maintaining attractive, inclusive, and safe urban environments needs to be met on multiple fronts. In line with the innovation needs, the Digital Cities area will focus on Urban Mobility, including autonomous transportation, Citizen Information, Inclusiveness and Engagement, City Safety, and Resilience concerning environmental, economic, and demographic developments.

The requirement of digital cities is expected to grow and evolve soon. But rather than a single master digital city plan, the future will result in several interconnected solutions that work together cohesively. Through the evolvement of digital cities, the protection of citizens is also an utmost concern and for this, a model should be proposed that will be a combination of local authorities, large companies, SMEs, and third sector organizations sharing data securely and working together to solve the problems of the future.