In April 2022, Smart Cities Council representatives spoke at Indonesia’s APEC Conference on ‘Smart City Standards for Sustainable Cities and Communities’. It was an interesting discussion around standards being a powerful tool to connect local government and private sector, and to enable scale in the development of smart cities.
Indonesia has recently produced a publication on the topic and presented interesting research on "Implementation of Smart City Standards in Indonesia based on SNI ISO 37122 during the COVID-19 Pandemic".
This report talks about how with urbanization increasing, urban overpopulation and various socio-economic problems such as congestion, poverty, crime, climate change, and natural disasters are on the rise. These issues result in a higher demand for energy, water services, and sewage treatment in cities. To address these challenges, the concept of smart cities can be used for improved urban planning management. However, there is a variation in the levels of understanding of smart city standards among different cities. Data and findings within Indonesia is discussed further in the report.
Read the full report here.
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