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bee smart city partners with Smart City Summit & Expo (SCSE), Asia's largest annual smart city trade show. With more than 30,000 professional visitors and more than 1,200 booths, SCSE 2019 is the biggest smart city platform and IoT application exhibition in Asia. SCSE takes place from March 26-29 at Nangang Exhibition Center in Taipei, Taiwan.
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bee smart city published a guide on successfully managing smart city development from a practical strategic perspective in January 2019, titled “Smart City / Smart Region: Guide for Practitioners”. Patron of the guide is the Commissioner for Digitization of the German Federal Government. Nine strong publication partners have supported the publication in the German-speaking world.
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A smart city is all about implementing solutions that create added value and transform into collective good. Smart solutions in this sense include technological solutions as well as no-tech solutions.
From our perspective, the success of smart cities comes down to the intelligent implementation of solutions within a holistic strategy along six main smart city indicators.
In March 2017, one of the fathers of the Internet, Vinton G. Cerf, was quoted in the German newspaper „Die Zeit“, saying that „smart cities is the next big thing“. We share his opinion. Given the current and future challenges that municipalities across the world need to address, the smart city concept will shape the future of how we live, work and interact in any given location. To be among the most attractive, prosperous and livable cities depends on the willingness of city governments to enter a continuous competition with themselves – to provide efficient and effective services and conditions for all their customers.
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The human element is something that has been largely neglected in the first generations of smart cities around the globe. Increasingly, cities recognize the importance of smart citizens and other actors inside the city or community for the creation of solutions tailored to the needs of their main “customers”.
At bee smart city, we strongly believe that collective intelligence is the key success factor for smart cities, representing a new paradigm in the development of smarter cities. By tapping into collective intelligence based on a human-centric approach, a city or community can create a truly smart city of and for the next generation.
The concept of "smart cities" has reached a mainstream status in 2017. However, several important aspects of this concept are subject to constant debate. In our review, we put forward a new definition, clarify some aspects that have been critically discussed and point out the key success factors from our perspective.