Smart City, starting from technological management to build smart cities
"Smart" cities cannot ignore a culture based on technology at the service of more sustainable and livable public spaces
Connectivity, intelligent and sustainable infrastructure, autonomous driving, connected objects that communicate with each other, in large green spaces where traffic is fluid and it is possible to practice sustainable mobility. This is what we imagine when thinking of a "smart" city, to then often abandon the idea thinking that we are not ready yet.
The theme of smart cities, in fact, is now widely shared and yet today we struggle to find in Italy models of concrete and achievable application. Yet, the transition from traditional to smart city is not so far away, if we abandon the idea of individual stand-alone applications; from artificial intelligence for irrigation, to the spread of more or less sustainable “mobility sharing” systems, and so on, we must rethink a model that starts from the integration of technological management processes as a glue for the application of a widespread "intelligent" model.
Today, in fact, it is no longer the products that make the difference, but it is the digital, integrated and remote management that makes the organizational models sustainable and feasible in this sense, it is necessary to start from a model that defines the management processes of the set of technologies, also for smart cities. The products are already ready, and often in the field, what is missing is the vision of a place of centralization of technological management that combines the traditional aspects of a Security Operation Centre, with those of a Network Operation Centre, where inside they integrate the various control and management systems of the cities, from cameras, to traffic, lighting, constantly monitoring the state of the network, energy consumption levels, and implementing a virtuous use of data.
A new culture, based on the integration of technological management, capable of making urban public spaces sustainable, livable and usable in the best possible way, thanks to the dissemination of tools for the participation and involvement of citizens, to consider the management of cities as a common good to safely face the new challenges to which the planet is called but is not ready.