THE ATTRACTION FOR EXCLUSIVE planned community living is enticing for many.
In retirement, village life offers close proximity to people of a similar age with local amenities to suit similar interests.
Gated communities offer residents increased security and an assurance that undesirable elements of society such as crime, noise, pollution and antisocial behaviour is kept further at bay.
Some companies offer as a perk or incentive planned community living with free or subsidized housing, often within company owned land plots.
Similarly, around the world military villages are built alongside or close to bases and training facilities for military personnel and their families during the period of deployment.
By now, many have heard of smart building and smart cities….but what about smart villages and smart communities?
Smart cities and smart buildings are characterised by a network of electronics and technology to collect data to efficiently manage assets, resources and services.
Similarly, smart villages and communities of the future will have new technologies and electronic networks underpinning the success of their liveability.
Traffic, crime, energy consumption, water supply, waste disposal and even community services including schools and libraries are all key concerns for local governments, councils and town planners where maximum efficiencies in these areas determine the liveability of a city, both in the immediate term and in planning for the future.
Many initiatives dubbed ‘smart’ in urban settings are limited to ‘futuristic’ applications such as vehicle charging stations, smart garbage receptacles and bicycle sharing programs.
All these are great initiatives but they are not inherently ‘smart.’
The list goes on.
Public Wi-Fi provision. Traffic Light monitoring. Smart street light dimming.
Smartphone apps for parking, directions and public transport payment systems.
All are defined by closed, rigid systems to address a singular problem – they lack true connectivity across the entire network.
And because of this, lack any sort of macro perspective on how people act across the entire network; they lack any true insight into how people use local facilities and amenities over time.
They are only capable of logging rudimentary data that offers limited value for immediate adjustment – and for future improvement.
And because they are not inherently smart, any Artificial Intelligence, so integral to all leading technologies in the modern world is largely underutilised – if utilised at all – to guide key decision makers and improve lifestyle in local communities.
Now, an Artificially Intelligent, all-encompassing solution for tomorrow’s smart planned communities is available.