Cities may be getting good at collecting data â€• they can monitor traffic, for example, and deploy services accordingly. But in order for them to truly be “intelligent”, these cities must also become more sustainable, writes Gary Wachowicz, industry managing director of Microsoft’s Worldwide Public Sector.
Until recently, the discussion around intelligent cities has been focused on improving efficiency. The newly formed, non-profit City Protocol Society is working to elevate the conversation to one of sustainability, and a long-term view of productivity and livability.
The idea is to create protocols to help local government leaders talk with and learn from each other.
Check out the Microsoft in Government blog for more on what the City Protocol Society is doing to create the intelligent cities of the future.
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