Link to International Research Paper 2: http://www.ijraset.com/fileserve.php?FID=4356
Abstract— The sustainable city is a relatively recent concept which has gained increasing attention the last decades both through the international community and through grass root movements. “A smart sustainable city is an innovative city that uses ICTs and other means to improve the quality of life, efficiency of urban operation and services, and competitiveness, while ensuring that it meets the needs of present and future generations with respect to economic, social and environmental aspects.”
Smart, sustainable city transformations are complex and difficult, requiring a holistic approach, encompassing long-term planning, partnership and engagement. But with the right foundations, cities can put themselves on the path to sustainability and Return On Investment (ROI), not only in traditional financial terms, but also in the so-called triple-bottom-line dimensions of economic, social and environmental sustainability. Creating a smart, sustainable city is a continuous process, requiring vision, ongoing measurements and constant rebalancing of complex, often competing needs. To ensure the best chance of success, those shaping the future of cities must lay a solid foundation for transformation, based on purpose-driven planning, networked governance structures, organizational capacity building, broad stakeholder engagement and effective long-term partnerships.