Unique digital urban model for each city

Unique digital urban model for each city

Smart Sustainable Urban Model of the real city as complex cyber-physical system 

The cool thing you can do with Smart City Monitor running is that it fosters digital transformation of the common cities into the Smart Cities. The Smart Sustainable City model is a virtual copy of your real cyber-physical city and it runs on the Smart City server having connections to all its data sources which provide real time data about ongoing civic processes. The computer model calculates and processes multiple data streams in real time and then presents human friendly information to all citizens, tourists, visitors and businesses online improving Quality of Life, Economic growth, city image and its budget. The special applications for the city administration and utility service providers foster sustainable and effective management or urban processes.

While the practical implementation of the Smart Sustainable City model is relatively simple especially in middle size cities and towns, it requires innovative vision, knowledge of local urban processes and certain skills for using the Smart City Model builder. The company supports implementation of the Smart City projects and provides training workshops for the city specialists who develop the model for their city.

Smart City 37120 model provides Smart City Team and the city administration with quick and easy turn-key solution to launch integrated view of Smart City in compliance to international standard ISO 37120 “Sustainable development of communities — Indicators for city services and quality of life” for all theme-objects and core indicators. It helps getting necessary experience including preparing and connecting the Model to Open Data sources. 

Further step by step advancing of the Smart City Model can be realized accordingly to the model development plan corresponding to overall city development plans and policies.

The Smart Sustainable City Model development can be implemented by the local Smart City Team by using interactive model builder runing on a common notebook without need for programming. It consists of defining the city structure and separate objects to be introduced into the model, describing its properties, adding indicators, its targets, constants, data sources including sensors and databases, etc.

The model allows gradual step-by-step upgrading to include all necessary city properties such as maps, geographic locations of the objects, mapping of the districts, integrating performance information of objects  into overall performance of the districts and the whole city, considering development plans and targets, adding new open data sources, policies. When the model is available and runs on evidence data it can effectively support planning, simulation of major policy making decisions and evaluation of risks.

In particular the Smart Sustainable City Model implementation can foster and utilize

  • Implementation of various smart digital components in different geo-locations, districts (environment, energy, water, waste, transportation, etc) for data and measurements collection
  • Use of wide area networks, short range communication, access to smart technologies at lower cost, energy efficiency
  • Innovative components in Internet including optical networks, greener infrastructure, broadband equipment for both fixed and mobile networks, network resource management, radio technologies, scalability, cost efficiency, quality of service 
  • New methods of Smart Governance and future business models with high citizens participation, improved urban culture, E-health, energy-friendly solutions, digital homes, enterprises, schools, transport, horizontal services for all city stakeholders.
  • New ways of presenting citizens and administration complex big data in the easy understandable user friendly way 

Smart Intelligent Objects in the Smart City

Provided by sensors, Internet of Things (IoT) devices and micro servers the City objects both moving and stationary ones become Smart Objects. They are capable to receive, process and reveal quantitative information about their current state, operating conditions and realize necessary controls to optimize performance of both the object and the City over common Wi-Fi network.  

Such Smart Object allows for example as follows:

  • Decreasing light intensity on streets during the night in case there is no traffic or movements in pedestrian areas to save energy,
  • Measuring and making water consumption adjustable to local area conditions defined centrally in the central city server
  • Monitoring real time passenger transportation such as busses, trains and regulating its intensity to address current density of passenger traffic in some routes and locations in near real time
  • Calculating and presenting expected time of next arrival of bus, train, etc based on actual data from the bus/train as Smart Object
  • Switching on cameras or making pictures in case there are moving objects above of normal speed of pedestrians i.e. running (normal speed range between 0-5 km/h)
  • Switching on additional cameras or make pictures in particular location of the city where there is expected or unexpected event takes place (fire, explosion, sewage problem, crowd gathering, extraterrestrial/magical ...., etc)
  • Measuring combinations of environmental data, noise, high frequency emissions of various types, etc. providing integrated view for possible harmful impacts
  • Calculating and presenting current number of visitors in particular public places vs. its maximum capacity, e.g. parking slots, seats in restaurants, cinema, etc.

The variety of smart applications are based on Smart Sustainable City Server capacity to collect data from many sources, including Smart Objects, process it accordingly to rules defined by the City Administration in the Smart City Model, and undertake certain (allowed) actions automatically in response to internal dynamics of Change in City Life.  


Additional links

Smart City projects to experiment to find best local solutions

Financing Smart CIty projects prototypimg new urban future

Smart City Monitor: The technology enabling digital transformation in Metropolitan and Industrial Areas (presentation)