What is a 'Smart City' anyway?

October 14, 2016

In September 2015, CSTEP released a compendium of resources on Smart Cities. In their own words, “The purpose of this Compendium is to provide policy makers, academicians, industry and all other stakeholders interested in ‘Smart Cities’ a collection of different types of resources pertaining to smart cities.” The compendium may be found here.

For the class on Smart Cities, we were required to find the similarities and differences between these definitions by different stakeholders. For each definition, the report provides a list of corresponding key-words. I counted the frequency of these key words and made a word cloud, where the size of each word is indicative of its frequency as a key word. Some words that are common are ‘ICT’, ‘sustainability’, ‘environment’ and ‘technology’.


Wordcloud of words used in definitions of smart cities

The code and other images can be found here.

What is a 'Smart City' anyway? - October 14, 2016 - Tanmayee Narendra