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Smart Cities of the future

Smart City won’t come to life only by launching a couple, non-connected, although innovative systems or applications. It is necessary to implement an integrated, unified, but still open solution which will satisfy users’ needs. Our concept is to create a single platform for every city – a platform that can become a technological trademark of every city and its heart.

Building an ecosystem based on a central platform allows to collect and aggregate data much easier way, but what's more important also helps to analyse combined data from many industries, forecast and access to wide spectrum of information. Thanks to this approach, the data collected by one institution, combined with data obtained elsewhere, allow for the performance of multi-thematic analyzes that can be used by administrative entities, but often also by the private sector cooperating with them.

Why do we see intelligent and useful cities of the future in such way?
Read more in the article: The path to valuable city

Source: McKinsey Global Institute analysis
Source: McKinsey Global Institute analysis

Intelligent – friendly and useful

Technologies more often become the foundation of change in the urban areas - thanks to their use, the designed information exchange systems allow for the collection of data and its subsequent processing about the city's resources. Application of those solutions brings cost savings and allows to optimize processes. Such solutions are being used in: remote reading of Energy, water and gas meters, remote control of city lighting depending on the time of day and traffic observed in real time, remote management of public transportation. The intelligence of the city can therefore be found in energy industry, tourism, transportation, urban engineering, administration – these are the areas where optimalization and application of smart city concept will bring measurable benefits. The key element of effectiveness of beforementioned project lies in cooperation of municipal authorities, residents and technology providers. It seems to be the only way to implement the development plans for our cities and metropolitan areas. The second factor is a skillful, professional tailoring technological innovations to the requirements of a modern city and the needs of the residents.

Ecosystem of an intelligent city

Intelligent cities harness collected data and high tech for analysis and decision making. This can have a direct influence on improving the quality of everyday life.

In order to use the full potential of collected data it is necessary to create a complex ecosystem. The layers of this systems will be connected and interdependent.  


  • The basic layer - technology, which includes appliances and sensors of all kinds (coupled with smartphones and vast IoT network) connected by fast communication network. They will become the source of information collected by the city.
  • Designated apps for data processing. The city will have a better understanding of event dependencies and causes thanks to advanced analytical solutions.  
  • Users – any actions taken by the administration will have a Chance to succeed only if the direct recipients will become engaged in the initiatives. 


The quality of live depends on multiple factors, from air quality to safety of the residents. Below we point out a few aspects of urban life which increase 10 to 30 percent from applying smart technologies. Improvements can affect such important aspects as emergency response time, shorter commute, lowering crime rate, less health issues and smaller CO2 emissions.

  • Improvement of public safety

    Technology on its own does not lower the crime rate, number of fires or accidents. Yet data collection in real time allows the right services to respond to events and threats timely and accordingly. Adequate saturation of data collecting tools in the city allows to lower accident death rate by 8%-10% and lower theft and assaults by 30%-40%.
  • Time

    Millions of people start and finish their work day in traffic or jammed in buses and trains. Equipping the existing infrastructure with appropriate sensors will allow the collection of information about traffic which will lead to optimization of public transport. In addition it will provide data on the current state on vehicles and systems in use which will allow to fix many problems before they will cause malfunction. In cities that tested intelligent mobility the commuting time was shortened by 15%-20%, which in crowded cities gives 20-30 minutes.
  • Health

    Cities can utilize data and analysis to identify demographic groups with higher risk profile and target appropriate interventions more precisely. The so called e-health interventions are able to send live saving notifications regarding vaccinations, sanitary conditions, safe sex and applied rules in case of pandemic outbreak. Telemedicine, which provides clinical consultations via videoconference, can also save lives during shortages of medical specialists.
  • Care for environment

    As urbanization, industrialization and consumption increase, problems related to the quality of life and the environment rise as well. Solutions like building automation systems, dynamic electricity prizes and some mobile apps can lover emissions by 10 to 15 percent Usage of tools for monitoring consumption and sending feedback to users can save 25 to 80 liters of water per person each day and reduce the amount of unprocessed solid waste by 30 to 130 kilograms per person per year.
  • Communication and information exchange

    Digital channels of communication with local officials, as well as digital platforms facilitating interactions in the real world, can almost double the percentage of residents who feel connected to the local community and almost triple those who feel connected to their local government. Establishing two-way channels of communication between the public and local administration can increase the flexibility of municipalities and improve their efficiency.
  • Job market

    Even though becoming a smart city will not solve unemployment problems, smart solutions can increase the efficiency of local job markets. Formal education and online reskilling programs both based on data can increase the number of adept specialists. Digitalization of government functions such as issuing permits and tax settlement can liberate local enterprises from bureaucracy, creating a more friendly business environment.
  • Cost of living

    In many location bureaucracy impedes land acquisition, environmental research, project authorization and permit issue. Digitalization of those processes can eliminate risks and delays, which in consequence will encourage development of construction work. In addition, some cities have a lot of vacant land that could be developed. The creation of open source cadastral databases can help identify land for development.

Smart Parking

The network of parking meters, terminals and parking ticket counters joined in one management system, as a whole - creates the possibility of comprehensive customer service in the area of generating and regulating fees for paid parking. Smart Parking

City Scanner

City Scanner is used to acquire and process information collected with the use of mobile multisensors. The system is also designed to provide real-time measurement results to the Urban Data Platform City Scanner