Smart City Predictions for 2019
Will 2019 be the year of the smart city for citizens?
The deployment of smart cities in 2018 revealed challenges including earning the public’s trust in smart city projects. More specifically, major data privacy concerns emerged from citizens that have challenged data privacy policies across the private sector. Smart city movement needs to be empathetic to citizen needs. Three startups working with city governments make their predictions for 2019:
- Pilot projects for smart cities are to be vetted more rigorously and evaluated more objectively before being deployed.
- Interdepartmental smart city RFIs and RFPs will address a set of problems and challenges that can be solved by a single technology.
- Cities and vendors will lead with the needs of the citizens.
- Public-private partnerships will engage with small and medium businesses to finance smart city infrastructure
- Innovation will go beyond smart city groups and into historically traditional departments to consider smart cities as a money-saver.
Source: Meeting of the Minds blog. Full article can be found here.