“A SMART CITY IS A CONNECTED CITY AND A CONNECTED CITY IS
AN ACCESSIBLE AND INCLUSIVE CITY”
The goal of Smart City citizen/community engagement is to meaningfully connect all citizens, the local developer community, artists and cultural institutions, entrepreneurs, start-ups, universities, and companies to improve the lives and the quality of life of all Smart City citizens.
3 Requirements for Smart City Citizen Engagement
1) two-way interaction between citizens and the private sector within the scope of smart city development (i.e., policy dialogue, programs, projects, and advisory services and analytics) that gives citizens an equitable stake in smart city decision-making and outcomes;
2) equitable access to information and data (accessible to all people including those that use assistive technologies); and most importantly;
3) closing the feedback loop (i.e., a two-way interaction providing a tangible response to citizen feedback) to meet citizens’ needs and expectations for change as created by their engagement and interaction.
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