Smart city

A Smart City is an innovative city that uses Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and other means to improve decision-making, the provision of urban services and its competitiveness. At the same time, it seeks to meet the needs of current and future generations regarding economic, social and environmental issues

There is no doubt that smart cities are a reality due to their benefits and use for city life. However, the design and implementation of smart cities vary from place to place. The experience of connecting a city with another and learning about best practices through city diplomacy becomes a must.

As technology in China is getting more advanced, and they implement that knowledge in their cities, it becomes critical to have a public policy approach to its benefits and costs and its political and economic consequences.