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PST 367Question 2Professor Austin Zwick’s definition of smart city is the inclusion of telecommunications, digitalization, and automation leading to a data-driven transformation of urban policy, planning and governance. This definition allows the widest inclusion of technologies, implementation methods, and public-sector objectives with the consistent underlying theme that cities are becoming savvier and more systematic about how they produce and collect data, paving the way for more dynamic policy and governance (The Connected City, Slide 11). Ben Green’s definitionof a smart city is one that combines traditional infrastructure (roads, buildings and so on) with the technology to enrich the lives of its citizens” (Green & Franklin-Hodge, 2020). Anthony Townsend understand how the smart cities literature has rapidly grown in the past few years, extending across disciplines including business engineering, political science, urban planning, information studies, and more. He state how book have explained the rise of smart city technologies. Overall, he defines a smart city as an urban environment where information technology is combined with infrastructure, architecture, everyday objects, and even our bodies to address the social, economic, and environmental problems (Hart, Zwick & Webb). As it is a flexible definition of the term, to simplify his definition is a city that employs digital technology to improve municipal management, governance, or long-range design and planning (Townsend, 2017).Based off Professor Austin Zwick’s definition the goal of the smart cities would be economic development. As his state that the digitalization and automation leading to data-driven of urban policy, planning and governance. Making a reactive policy making into a proactive governance is what Austin goal of a smart city is (The Connect City, Slide 12). Ben Green’s definition of smart city shows that his kind of smart city goal is equity and sustainability. This is because his definition is about combing the old infrastructure and with technology and helping the lives of the citizens. Anthony Townsend’s definition has the goal of using technology to important the city as whole with architecture, everyday object leading us to have the goal of economic development. The goals of these definitions seem to be similar. All the authors goals are development. It may be development in different ways, but their goal is to have technology someway be able todevelop life into something better than it was. The combination of technology and traditional infrastructure and only improving the quality of life. Which also goes with sustainability, this isn’t just a short-term city, the technology combination with the city is meant to sustain for a long-term vision. For the policy of tax breaks, The definition of Ben Green’s definition to enrich the lives of the citizen, he would be in favor of it as it would help the citizens. AS well as Austin Zwick’s is to become savvier which developing tax breaks could help the community. Anthony Townsend’s definition is more about discipline therefore, he may disagree with this policy. Anthony Townsend also believes that it is important to be skeptical of easy digital solutions when analog answers were already at hand, to build and keep control of their digital infrastructure (Townsend, 2017). For transit infrastructure Green is absolutely on board for this goal, to reduce the traffic congestion and improve commute times which will enrich the citizens lives. As well as the other two, because of the combination of technology in daily life to better the community.My personal thoughts on smart cities is close to Ben Green’s definition. A city that is combing traditional infrastructure and technology to help citizens lives but when the word smart cities is brought up, it can be different for others. For example, on Thursday for discussion classmany times smart cities is brought up. Each time someone answers a question, you can kind of understand their definition of a smart cities. For some it may be a very technological and digital kind of city. For example, the video that we had watch in discussion is how I use to see the smartcities. A city that looked like Tomorrowland but realistically after research that is no longer whatI think, I have more of a Ben Green’s definition now. I believe that cities needs to get smart sooner than later because technology is the new way of life. As anything else that is new and becomes big in the world if you don’t understand it and use it then you will be left behind. The greatest periods of economic growth and the productivity have occurred when we have integrated innovation into the physical environment (Doctoroff, 2016). In my definition, I think the goal of smart cities is to better collect data, provide connection, and communicate intelligence with the technology infrastructure. Collecting data can be different, could be the technology including sensors that monitor everything about traffic and parking availability to interaction with police to energy consumption. Proving connection with high-speed, high-bandwidth networks connect sensors technology and can convey the data that is produce (Enterprise, 2019).ReferenceDoctoroff, D. L. (2016, December 12). Reimagining cities from the internet up. Medium. Retrieved October 21, 2021, from https://medium.com/sidewalk-talk/reimagining-cities-from-the-internet-up-5923d6be63ba.Enterprise, S. (2019, September 23). What is the aim of smart cities? Spectrum Enterprise. Retrieved October 21, 2021, from https://enterprise.spectrum.com/support/faq/smart-cities/what-is-the-aim-of-smart-cities.html.Green, B., & Franklin-Hodge, J. (2020). The smart enough city: Putting technology in its place to reclaim our Urban future. The MIT Press.Hart, M., Zwick, A., & Webb, B. (n.d.). The Promise and Peril of the Smart City. Retrieved October 20, 2021. Module 1 Lecture Slides, The Connect City Townsend, A. (2017, June 16). Smart cities: What do we need to know to plan and Design Them Better? Medium. Retrieved October 21, 2021, from

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