Smart city initiatives is one of the important pillars of the the use of IoT. They are expected to grow and multiply in the coming years. However, these initiatives require either leadership in the public sector or public/private partnerships. Both cost big money.
It's a big job to make a city smart. You not only need investment money, you need to manage change among all of the city's departments and the citizens themselves. This means breaking down the power and tech silos to get the buy in to make the smart city initiative work.
Poll Question: How Smart is your city? Is the place where you live adopting smart city technology? Or, are they spinning the wheels of indecision and hung up on doing things the ways they used to in the 1950s?