Building the Smart City: Why Most Cities Are Interested but Few Are Ready

December 12, 2019

Smart City Readiness

Panasonic has posted a nice article about the readiness of regions to adopt Smart City technology. Below is an excerpt with a link to the full article.

As highlighted recently in the Toronto Star, Panasonic’s approach to smart city building starts with a pretty basic concept – know your audience. Panasonic is currently building a smart city from the ground up near Denver, Colo., called Peña Station Next, and the conversations that have happened in Denver are very similar to those happening in Canada and around the world right now. How much data collection is too much? Who controls it? And who gets access? These are all essential questions and they must not be afterthoughts of the planning process.

Fujisawa looks the way it does because it suits the needs and requirements of the people who live there. In comparison to North American culture, the residents of Fujisawa have a higher level of comfort with the role data collection plays in their day-to-day lives, and an understanding of what they get in return.

The beauty of Panasonic’s CityNOW approach is that it can be scaled, through consultation, to suit the needs of any community and various public/private partnership models.

To read the click here.