When mentioning smart cities one often visualises, for instance, NYC, Singapore, Seoul etc. Actually, small and medium cities are not behind in this respect, and their customised approach can contribute to a relevant deployment and use of IoTs, such as Lund in Sweden.
Benjamin Daix takes a look at medium size Smart Cities and highlights Lund in Sweden and the extended partnership with Sensative.
A smart metropolis, like London or Amsterdam, is so powerful in terms of finance, economic sectors, so we expect much more from them. Therefore, I consider the initiatives of smaller towns more appealing, as they are able to capitalize their local assets because the system they create is paradoxically more replicable and engages their citizens.
This bottom-up way, starting from the roots of the pain points, ensures that the innovations developed will actually be used and creates the positive externalities politically and economically.