Connected Urban Development

Connected urban environments couple ubiquitous broadband with open standards and increased information transparency to promote public, private, and people partnerships which reflect local, regional, and global perspectives on environmental, political, and economic landscapes. By encouraging the development of information and communication technologies (also known as ICT), city governments can enhance both citizen experiences and city management.

This increased information transparency, coupled with ubiquitous broadband and connected environments, promotes improved customer experiences, while open standards enable greater integration with social networking and other lifestyle applications.

This demonstration of a future vision of Connected Urban Development incorporates urban transportation options such as vehicle sharing and journey planning through interacting devices and information sources. Smart energy solutions, microgeneration, community generated urban information sources, piezoelectric energy generation are presented as scenarios for a pervasive, integrated vision of cities of the future.