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Smart cities: more than new technologies, transparency for residents essential

Wednesday 5 December 2018 | 13:09 CET | Author: Marion ter Welle | Background
Two significant obstacles to smart city implementation are that local governments mostly operate in silos and are subject to (generally) four-year election and budget cycles. A new mayor or council may not necessarily have the same vision of smart city as the previous administration. To overcome the silos, more and closer collaboration at various levels is needed, while the effects of political change can be minimised if smart city development is regarded as an integral part of council policy, with guidelines from the national government. 

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Companies: Dell Technologies
Countries: Netherlands
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