What is a Smart City?
While several definitions exist, the common threat uniting them is the Smart City's principal mission, namely optimizing city functions and driving economic growth while improving quality of life. This involves improving access to the city's various services, enhancing safety and reducing pollution using smart technology and data analysis. Smart cities are places with the ability to integrate information and communication technologies (ICT) and people in public areas to enhance the learning, knowledge and quality of life of their residents, facilitating social, cultural and urban development. They are perceived as geographic networks that combine technological advances with collaborative innovation between the main stakeholders in the urban environment: residents, local and central government, industry, university, and third sector organizations.