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In the past decade, city developers have begun using data analytics to help recognize and respond to many of the problems faced in urban life. The principle of responsive neighborhood creation is a key factor in smart city development. Implementation of a digital city plan for smart cities should include resources about the Internet of Things, cloud computing, machine learning, sensor networks, and security infrastructure. This will help improve the responsiveness of civic engagement and governance in the digital age by linking important advancements in technology and data analytics with lessons about small-group communities. Understanding how to implement these technologies will produce more competitive, agile, and economically resilient cities. Several case studies highlight the benefits of these concepts in cities such as New York, Boston, Chicago and more. Expert utilization of these systems have proven to help mayors, chief technology officers, city administrators, investors, and nonprofit leaders address civic problems and security concerns that are related by inner-city limitations.
Germany's capital, Berlin, is looking to become a Smart City. One project to reach that goal is to improve their mobility and traffic.
Smart Cities for All (SC4A) is a program created by G3ict (the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies) and World Enabled (a non-profit that advocates for the rights of those with disabilities). G3ict and World Enabled began Smart Cities for All to both bring accessibility to the forefront of smart city discussions and make accessibility guidelines easier to understand and follow. They plan to “eliminate the digital divide for persons with disabilities and older persons in smart city programs worldwide” (smartcities4all.org). To do so, Smart Cities for All has acquired a network of support, from Microsoft to AT&T, to effect change from within smart cities.