What is a smart city?
Smart cities are at the forefront of global thinking on urban development. A smart city is:
Smart cities are attractive places to live, work and visit. The Perth and Kinross area already has many amenities and a good quality of life, and becoming a smart city will only add to its appeal and competitiveness.
The smart city is a connected city where systems such as traffic lights, CCTV, digital signs, air quality monitoring, lighting and parking bays are connected through a communications network. Data from the sensors in each of these systems is used to help manage the city.
Creating a city where many different sensors and devices are connected together drives improvements in city services and the operation of transport and other infrastructure. We will use data and technology to make Perth and Kinross a better place. The priorities for implementation are:
- Reform services by investment in data and digital technologies and development of an Open Data Platform.
- Investment in open, flexible, integrated and scalable ICT architectures that enable service innovation.
- Adapting our organisational models of service delivery and becoming a more collaborative city in areas such as health and social care.
- Commitment to citizen and business engagement and improving take up of digital services.
The achievement of this smart city vision will be a process, in which increased citizen engagement, infrastructure, social capital and digital technologies make Perth and Kinross more liveable, resilient and better able to respond to future challenges.
Navigate the above themes to find out more about our Smart City Strategy. Alternatively, read our full Strategy document, and let us know what you think about it.
This Strategy consists of a set of initiatives and projects grouped by themes of the Smart City Model developed by Boyd Cohen. For each theme, there is a brief vision followed by a description of that theme and then a set of commitments and key open datasets that relate to the theme. When the Strategy is finalised there will be an action plan that summarises these commitments and allocates responsibility and timescales for their implementation.