In smart cities, traditional networks and services are not only more efficient, but they also have fewer emissions, smarter urban transport networks, upgraded water supply, and waste disposal facilities, and more energy-efficient buildings.
Multiple cities in Asia are doing just that, and with that said, here are a few of them in no particular order.
There's been a substantial amount of investing in advancing
technological innovation and public-private partnerships in support of smart cities in China, including the deployment of 5G, AI, new energy vehicles, cloud computing, blockchain technology, and the internet of things.
A technological hub and the home of some of the biggest names such as Toyota and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. Nagoya plans to make the city even smarter. Additionally, Toyota is building Woven Cities, which is a smart city prototype and will be used as a test bed for other smart technologies and infrastructure made in the future.
In April of 2022, Panasonic opened a 'sustainable smart town' in Osaka Prefecture's Suita city, and it has the primary goal of running solely on renewable energy sources.
In 2020, the Hong Kong government released the Smart City Blueprint 2.0, which outlined a range of proposals for smart city development. According to the International Trade Association, it has invested in research and development centers focused on artificial intelligence with the goal of developing Hong Kong into an overall innovative smart city leader.