A Smart Sustainable City Tailored to Changing Needs
Authors: Daria Motała
Abstract: MethodologyThe idea of a smart sustainable city has been developed for years. It encompasses such aspects of the functioning of a city as its user-friendliness, which particularly refers to its inhabitants, and, at the same time, efficiency as regards the use and distribution of resources and eco-friendliness, both for current consumers and future generations. Despite the increasingly common understanding of such a direction of urban development, there is an ongoing intensive search of the tools which would make it possible to collect, analyse and evaluate the solutions of creating and perfecting a smart sustainable city. The primary aim is to gather information about the expectations of city residents and the assessment of the possibility of implementing them. The basis for the considerations were literature research and an analysis of management methods and tools used in enterprises. On this basis, it was assumed that it is possible to implement these methods and tools for the management of cities and urban agglomerations.ConclusionsAs a consequence, the focus was on two tools supporting management and the concept of their use in city management was presented. It is possible to collect the proposals of implemented solutions from the users by way of systematic improvement. On the other hand, if any of them does not fulfil its role in the expected scope, the application of the Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA) may be helpful. Both methods have basically the same goal – to promote the constant development of the adopted mode of operation by introducing improvements or adjustments. The very knowledge of them is not sufficient to make decisions on the introduction of changes, though. It is necessary to analyse the causes for which the current arrangement must be modified. Recommendations It is postulated to implement these methods after their preparation in an IT form, so that they are available on various mobile devices. This will allow for broad access to obtaining information from users of the agglomeration, i.e. people who are interested in improving urban spaces.
Keywords: Smart Sustainable City, Continuous Improvement, FMEA
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