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November 19 Digital Transformation Developing Worldclass Smart Cities
The Paris Agreement calls on national and municipal governments to independently establish their own carbon reduction objectives, and according to the guidelines established by different governments, urban development will no doubt face tremendous influences, with major urbanization and population demographic dynamics such as longer longevity, the ageing society, and stressed transportation and living environment issues. So developing modern, convenient and comfortable smart city communities poses a challenge to urban planners. In this high tech era, digital transformation will provide urban planning with many smarter governance solutions, with the internet and computers coalescing in the Internet of Things, resulting in new business models and lifestyle solutions. Today’s urban infrastructure and development is already developing toward emergence of Smart Cities, with many information technologies essential to municipal governance and affording citizens with smart infrastructures, services and administration to empower the public with a positive appreciation of their government and its citizen-centered convenience, and many stellar global examples now exist for emulation. During the course of this municipal development, the 1980s began the global urban development focus on “Sustainable Cities”, in conjunction with the trends and requirements of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, while in 2000 the emphasis shifted to achieving “Low Carbon Cities” and by 2010 the new focus emerged for attaining the objective of “Smart Cities”. Each of these movements has been accompanied with a set of appropriate public policy suites, and over time their objectives have become clearer and more pragmatic.