Smart Cities February eNewsletter - General Issue
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Written by Bernand Fong
As the commencement of 2023 sees international borders opening up for travelers, the increase in people moving across cities put more demands on a wide range of services for people and businesses. The benefits brought by smart cities development make everyday life easier and more efficient. These benefits apply to various tasks such as navigation, shopping, and healthcare for visitors and residents; marketing for retailers and service providers through business intelligence solutions; and much more.
Written by Soheil Mohseni and Alan Brent
Advanced data analytics methodologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), are emerging techniques that are commonly used to improve energy management in smart cities. Various AI and ML solutions are used for optimizing the integration of renewable energy sources and emerging technologies such as vehicle-to-grid (V2G) and other energy storage solutions into the electricity systems of smart cities, leading to more sustainable and resilient cities with improved quality of life. This article discusses the key areas where these technologies are being used and their potential to improve energy management in smart cities.
Written by Chun Sing Lai
Electric vehicles are enabling technologies to decarbonise road transport. This article discusses a recent workshop on electric vehicle integration considering technical standards for grid energy storage technologies and smart cities. The hybrid workshop was held in person at Brunel University London, UK on 8th November 2022 with over 20 in-person participants and 30 online participants.
Written by Shishun Pan, Haoyi Zhou and Zhanlian Li
In IEEE Smart Grid’s January 2017 Bulletin, Xiaomei Wu and Loi Lei Lai discussed the current status of the development and future of electric vehicles , and proposed that charging electric vehicles (EV) with renewable energy minimizes greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Written by N. Kishor Narang
The sustainable development of any nation depends on the development of sustainable cities, which can only be achieved through the wide-reaching rollout of integrated and scalable solutions for smart & sustainable cities/communities. Sustainable smart cities and communities will contribute to sustainable development and resilience through sound decision-making and the adoption of both a long and short-term perspective.