Research and Markets: Smart Cities, Buildings and Communities - 2011

DUBLIN--()--Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Smart Cities, Buildings and Communities" report to their offering.

The concept of smart communities is based on intelligent infrastructure such as broadband (FttH) and smart grids, so that connected and sustainable communities can be developed. However, before these smart communities can be built, trans-sector policies and strategies need to be developed.

They can't be built from the current silo structure that dominates our thinking; but require a holistic approach which includes environmental issues such as self sufficient energy buildings, energy exchanges for renewable energy and e-cars, delivery of e-health, e-education, e-government services as well as digital media and internet services.

This report discusses and provides examples of some of the developments taking place around the world towards building smart cities and communities.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Synopsis

2. Introduction

3. Building smart cities to ease the stress

3.1 A population of nine billion people

3.2 The role of smart cities

3.3 We need to use people power

3.4 Education, information, empowerment

3.5 Changes are starting to drive action

4. Key components of smart cities

4.1 Smart grids

4.2 Next generation telecoms/National broadband networks

4.3 Open networks

4.4 Smart buildings/homes

4.4.1 Home networks

4.5 Smart transport

4.5.1 Smart vehicles

5. Strategies for smart communities

5.1 Tran-sector thinking

5.2 Rebuilding communities

5.3 Greenfield communities

6. Brief examples of smart communities

6.1 Asia

6.1.1 South Korea

6.1.2 Suwon

6.1.3 Seoul

6.1.4 Ubiquitous Korea (u-Korea)

6.1.5 Busan

6.1.6 China

6.1.7 Shanghai

6.1.8 Chongqing

6.1.9 Japan

6.1.10 Singapore

6.1.11 India

7. North America

7.1 Europe

7.1.1 Netherlands

7.1.2 Madrid - Urban Energy Management

7.1.3 Malta - Smart City Malta

7.1.4 Portugal - world's greenest city planned for northern Portugal

7.1.5 Benchmarking studies - Europe

8. Intelligent/smart technologies and systems

9. Intelligent Communities Forum

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Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager,
U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907
Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716