The ultimate proof of the value of smart city initiatives is the delivery of better outcomes in priority areas such as public safety, transportation, health, social equity, and environmental quality. A new white paper, The Evolution of Smart Cities: Delivering on the Promise, from Navigant Research, a Guidehouse company, looks at the evolution of smart cities as the focus shifts to demonstrating tangible results for all communities. Commissioned by Verizon, the white paper examines the challenges cities face as they evolve their smart city programs and highlights cities that are addressing those issues successfully. It also provides guidance for cities looking to accelerate the adoption of smart city solutions.
As smart cities move away from pilots and early vertical solutions, they focus more on core city challenges and operational needs. This requires new platforms for data sharing between solutions, technologies, and departments, to open data and resources for reuse and new data-driven services. The type of platform that we call Yggio.