Smart Cities: Milestone of New Era

  • Prashant SinghEmail author
  • Pratibha Singh
Part of the The Urban Book Series book series (UBS)


According to the results of many surveys, urban areas consume the vast majority of resources. Therefore, it is vital to make cities greener and more sustainable by providing them with improved and automated processes. The possible improvements enabled by sensing technologies are colossal: They include tools from the smart design of buildings to intelligent control systems. Omnipresent sensing poses numerous challenges of a technological or social nature. This chapter presents an overview of the state of the art with regard to sensing in smart cities, including sensing applications in smart cities, sensing platforms, and technical challenges associated with these technologies. A range of applications, technical challenges, and technologies belonging to different disciplines are discussed in this chapter in order to provide a holistic view of the crucial role played by sensing technologies in smart cities. The information presented here will surely help budding researchers create more advanced smart cities structured around sensors and the Internet of Things.


Smart cities Advanced sensing Smart design Intelligent control system Internet of things 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ElectonicsJagadguru Sri Shivarathreeshwara Academy of Technical EducationNoidaIndia

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