Ubiquitous City (Smart City)
Global changes in the information era have immensely impacted our global societies & lifestyles. Today our world wants to be built with natural environments and urban amenities. Particularly with advent of true globalization and the rise of the knowledge economy, along with increasing environmental concerns today’s generations are forcing urban policy makers to look for alternatives in urban infrastructure and service provisions. This along with rapid technology development in the area of digital networks and telecommunications has a significant effect on contemporary urban infrastructure planning traditional to most urban settings of the recent past. The 20th Century has exploded and given rise from its ashes to the new digital era, we can see and visualize what will take place in urban spaces as a consequence of this digital revolution, urban digital networks have been developed as one of the most important urban infrastructures. For instance, technological advances and the benefits resulting from the use of these technologies in urban planning resulting in the emergence of new forms of urban infrastructure such as driverless systems, smart cards, Public security, EV charging station, LED smart lighting, high capacity wireless networks and intelligent traffic control systems. Companies like CitiSite Corporation along with policy-makers and planners have developed and applied ‘ubiquitous systems’ in urban infrastructure planning and development. This new ‘ubiquitous urban infrastructure’ (U-infrastructure) provides everyone with an opportunity to access to urban services using any information technology devices, regardless of time and location in the urban setting.
U-infrastructure is a key component of ‘ubiquitous’ city development and has a significant effect on the emergence of a new paradigm for urban infrastructure planning and development that is ecologically sustainable and open and beneficial in nature both to Fiscal and technological concerns. Ubiquitous cities, or U-cities (Smart Cities), are defined as places where public and private services can be delivered and received anywhere and anytime. Formation of these high-tech cities has just begun serious implementation widely around the world by policy makers and urban planners.
CitiSite is one of the companies leading the Evolution with its systems and delivery platform designed explicitly for the Ubiquitous City (Smart City) of today, yet having the capability of advancing with technology tomorrow.