Aiming to develop an internationally standardized set of key performance indicators which can be used as the basis of a Global Smart Sustainable Cities Index, Singapore has joined ITU’s two year pilot project to evaluate the feasibility of ITU’s indicators.
The ITU-T Focus Group, who had developed the key performance indicators, offered an open platform to identify the standardization requirements of smart sustainable cities. The pilot project will test and verify the key performance indicators which contribute as an international standard by ITU-T Study Group 5 concerning environment and climate change. Dubai and Singapore are the first two cities to have participated in this pilot exercise.
The reports and specifications, along with the key performance indicators, show the requirements of smart sustainable cities in different type of areas ranging from the management of electromagnetic fields, smart water management, climate change mitigation and adaptation, intelligent buildings, open data, to cyber-security and data protection.
The key performance indicators focus on elements of a smart city that rely on ICT, as stated by the ITU. According to Chaesub Lee, director of the ITU Telecommunication Standardization Bureau, Singapore is an ideal candidate for the indicators due to its Smart Nation initiatives.
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