For some years now we have been more and more insistently talking about ” Smart Cities “, such an important hint assuming by 2050, 70% of the world population will be living in cities (UN source ) . What are then smart cities and, above all , what requirements must they have to be properly defined as such ?The cities , both large and small ones, must ensure an efficient and reliable public transport , promote sustainable development , encourage those behaviors intended to rationalize and efficientize the energy consumption of the urban pattern , increase an economy of knowledge and cooperation, eliminate the barriers preventing citizens from entering city services .
Unlike Italy , which is still set back on the subject , many of the cities of the Old World ( such as Hamburg, Amsterdam , Barcelona , Berlin and Copenhagen ) have developed far-reaching Smart City projects with a pervasive impact on the territory ; such a result that was translated in terms of greater economic and environmental sustainability , and therefore in a better quality of life for the citizens.
There is still a long way ahead of the actualization of “ smart city ” as a consequence of some criticalities . Among these , the restrictions on access to European and national public funds, the unwillingness of lenders to support projects that provide a high return period , and more generally the lack of interest of the Public Administration in these issues . However the idea of smartness will be spreading more rapidly and all the involved parts will have to adapt to this change by finally implementing an organic growth an integrated approach model ( public – private partnership ) Let’s just take into consideration the fact that the potential smart-city market in Italy alone is worth about 65 billion euro
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