What Exactly Is A Smart City?: A New Model Proposed
[T]he smart-cities movement is being held back by a lack of clarity and consensus around what a smart city is and what the components of a smart city actually are.
While some people continue to take a narrow view of smart cities by seeing them as places that make better use of information and communication technology (ICT), the cities [Boyd Cohen works] with all view smart cities as a broad, integrated approach to improving the efficiency of city operations, the quality of life for its citizens, and growing the local economy…
Most cities can agree that there is real value in having a smart economy, smart environmental practices, smart governance, smart living, smart mobility, and smart people. Within each of these aspirational goals, [Cohen has] included three key drivers to achieving the goal. There are over 100 indicators to help cities track their performance with specific actions developed for specific needs.