Article: What we can learn from Singapore’s Smart Nation initiative

Cities, Innovation, Open Space

What we can learn from Singapore’s Smart Nation initiative

A smart city is an urban area that uses different types of electronic Internet of Things (IoT) sensors to collect data, using it to manage assets, resources and services efficiently. Smart cities look at all aspects like mobility, public safety, governance and health, improving existing local institutions, digitizing access to employment while maintaining the security of their citizens, and Singapore is a nation that is recognized for its efforts in successfully doing this.

In 2014, Singapore announced its Smart Nation initiative which encourages the use of digital innovation and technology to drive sustainability and liveability. There are three key pillars which support the goals of the initiative: Digital economy, digital government and digital society – where not only the government, but the people and the agencies have an important role to play.

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