The Smart City -
Progress through digitization
Digitization is bringing about a comprehensive transformation of society and its structures. It is having a visible impact on all areas of life, be it business and work, education and social affairs, or politics and culture. The digital network plays a decisive role in this process, because the Internet enables information to be exchanged in a matter of seconds, and new technologies are designed to make everyday life easier and offer "smart" solutions. Municipalities cannot ignore this development either. An increasing number of cities are developing concepts and strategies to transform their municipalities into so-called "smart cities.
Cities are to become more efficient, technically advanced, environmentally aware and safer. The question is to what extent suitable IoT technologies can make the future more livable and smart cities have a positive effect on the living environment of citizens.