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Is “Smart City” Just Another Buzzword?

29 SEPTEMBER 2020 | CONTRIBUTED BY Ryan Jin, Lead (Smart Cities & Future Mobility)
EDITORIAL BY Letitia Koh

Among the top results from Google, the Wikipedia page states that “A smart city is an urban area that uses different types of electronic Internet of things (IoT) sensors to collect data. Insights gained from that data are used to manage assets, resources and services efficiently; in return, that data is used to improve the operations across the city.”

From this description, Smart City sounds resource-intensive, involving the massive use of IoT sensors in generating insightful data to manage and improve the city efficiently in an iterative manner. That begs the question on the Affordability, Accessibility, and Interoperability of Smart City Technologies across different stakeholders.

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Decarbonisation: Singapore's Options in Overcoming the Greatest Challenge of the 21st Century

In a recent speech on Singapore’s Long-Term Emissions Development Strategy (LEDS), DPM and Coordinating Minister for National Security, Teo Chee Hean highlighted a bold ambition - to cap carbon emissions at 65 million tonnes by 2030, and halve the emissions by 2050.

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