The British capital has been promoting projects to become a more efficient and sustainable city for years. Why is it considered one of the best Smart Cities in the world, if not the first…?
By 2030, London will reach 10 million inhabitants. New technologies will help public services solve future challenges, especially on issues such as health or mobility.
Citywide 5G connectivity is one of the pillars for London’s Smart City, with free wifi access in streets and public buildings. A fiber optic network, in the transport network itself, will connect 400 km of tunnels, as well as roads and thousands of items of street furniture.
The number of connected devices will increase twelvefold by 2026 and the use of mobile data will increase by more than 30%, allowing SMEs to gain in productivity and the value of real estate to increase.
Data consultation is another key point, with free access to apps with information on shopping streets, the location of new schools and air quality measurements.
In relation to the environment, London manages the city’s energy data, identifying where and how to prioritize investment in green infrastructure, as well as having a smart platform that publishes data on the air quality of green spaces and the energy of buildings in the area, helping to control energy consumption and expenditure.
Other smart energy management systems are being tested in social housing, in addition to lighting systems and energy-saving switches.
In terms of mobility, the transport network has an open data portal and, through its unified API, enables the development of apps with innovative services and products regarding journey planning, service alterations and/or fares.
The British capital, which was the first major city to introduce an urban toll in 2003, also has a very low emission zone in the city center, with CCTV cameras to ensure compliance.
On its path to green energy, London is reusing the waste heat emitted by the subway thanks to new technologies. This lost energy could cover up to 38% of the city’s heating demand.
Finally, London intends to go hand in hand with businesses to accelerate its Smart City strategy, offering solutions to meet their needs and access to new technologies. This union will improve the quality of life of Londoners, both in terms of energy and environment as well as mobility and health.
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SOURCE: theagilityeffect.com/ Nubeprint.com