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Research and Markets Adds Report: Smart Cities, Buildings and Communities
[September 05, 2012]

Research and Markets Adds Report: Smart Cities, Buildings and Communities

Sep 05, 2012 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Smart Cities, Buildings and Communities" report to its offerings.

In a release, Research and Markets noted that report highlights include: The concept of smart communities is based on intelligent infrastructure such as broadband (FttH) and smart grids, so that connected and sustainable communities can be developed. However, before these smart communities can be built, trans-sector policies and strategies need to be developed.

They can't be built from the current silo structure that dominates our thinking; but require a holistic approach which includes environmental issues such as self sufficient energy buildings, energy exchanges for renewable energy and e-cars, delivery of e-health, e-education, e-government services as well as digital media and internet services.

This report discusses and provides examples of some of the developments taking place around the world towards building smart cities and communities.

Key Topics Covered: 1. Synopsis 2. Introduction 2.1 Smart Cities: sustainable engines for growth 2.2 Digital cities: digital dreams 3. Building smart cities to ease the stress 3.1 A population of nine billion people 3.2 The role of smart cities 3.3 We need to use people power 3.4 Education, information, empowerment 3.5 Changes are starting to drive action 3.6 Intelligent/smart technologies and systems 3.7 Smart city investment 4. Key components of smart cities 4.1 A smart city built on three pillars 4.2 Smart grids 4.3 Next generation telecoms/National broadband networks 4.4 Smart government 4.5 Open networks 4.6 Smart buildings/homes 4.7 Smart transport (separate report) 5. Strategies for smart communities 5.1 Smart cities require holistic approach 5.1.1 Tran-sector thinking 5.2 Rebuilding communities 5.3 Greenfield communities 6. Selected examples of smart communities 6.1 Asia 6.2 Europe 6.3 Amsterdam 6.4 Portugal 6.5 Stockholm 7. Middle East 7.1 Qatar 8. Intelligent Communities Forum Report information: ((Comments on this story may be sent to

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