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Switzerland : ITU introduces global smart city online community.

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has announced the launch of the first global online community to boost development of smart sustainable cities.

Main objective of the World Smart City is to identify the biggest challenges to building smartness into an existing city, or developing a smart city from the ground up.

The ITU said, major efficiency improvements could be achieved by horizontally interconnecting individual systems like energy, water, sanitation and waste management, transportation, security, environmental monitoring or weather intelligence. However, the interconnection of these systems, both physically as well as virtually, will demand standardised interfaces.

The online community will get together relevant city stakeholders globally with a view to break down barriers and encourage communication to support faster smart city development activities, and also to shape the final programme of the World Smart City Forum in Singapore, organised by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) in partnership with the ITU and ISO.

The Forum is to be held in Singapore on 13 July 2016, co-located with the World Cities Summit and Singapore International Water Week.

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Date:Jan 20, 2016
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