Smart city starts with smart citizens. When people resist the adoption of new technologies without even making an effort to understand how they could improve their life, simply driven by the fear of change, smart cities won’t make a success. Smart citizens evaluate the solutions and options which the change will bring and form their opinion based on data and not guesses.
Smart cities also start with smart communities. People, uniting together to embrace the change and to facilitate it, are the biggest driver. Change does not need to come from the top down, it can as well be bottom-up. Smart cities and smart communities go hand-in-hand. And every communal effort starts with a driven individual! Do you want to be one?