As cities are becoming the centers of economy and ever larger parts of population resides in cities new challenges are coming up. More and more technology is being introduced in order to run a City efficiently and in an environmentally responsible way.
Smart City is the concept created in order to face those technological challenges together with human aspects. City, after all, is for people and technology is a tool to enhance their living environment.
Smart City approach addresses the challenge of combining technologies into common infrastructure so that new functionalities could be easily added, tinkered with and data would be usable by many partners. These partners may be new sensors that provide vital information or a new insight gathered from information that was previously locked to single-purpose technology domains.