Oriented Towards People
Being oriented towards people is the first and most important feature of Sm@rt City. The Sm@rt City focus shifts from administration to service, putting people’s needs and development first and reaffirming the power of residents’ input. Public appeal can be met through both policy design and provision of public services. Sm@rt City is about catering to people’s needs by making public satisfaction and happiness the highest priority.
Integration is a key feature of Sm@rt City. Sm@rt City building means shifting from a model of disbursed information to one of coordinated integration. It makes “Big System Integration” into a reality, which means enabling integrated planning, administrative ability and operations efficiency. It means allocating resources more efficiently and promoting the city’s capabilities through inter-disciplinary information and resource sharing. It means business management coordination and joint policy formulation.
The key of Sm@rt City is innovation. With it, development will shift to rely more and more on knowledge, science, technology and skilled talent rather than resources, capital and low-cost labor. Allowing innovation to play a major role improves city development and enhances a city’s ability to compete. By relying on a combination of factors including the promotion of government, enterprise, and the individual, and innovation in technology, methods, models and service channels. It attaches importance to new forms such as user innovation, open innovation and public innovation, encouraging governments to move towards open data sources. This along with social participation can create multilateral innovation, government savings and an increase in services.
The long-term objective of Sm@rt City is to achieve sustainable development on a large scale. It includes three aspects: first, a sustainable economic development model and lifestyle. This means collective, environmentally-friendly and low-carbon development. Achieve sustainable development by utilizing state-of-the-art information technology. This effort should be based on the premise of reducing resource and energy consumption and minimizing damage to the environment. Second, business model sustainability. Establish a business model for residents, enterprises and government to enable a winning outcome for all parties and allocate more social resources for Sm@rt City building and operations. Third, sustainability of urban-rural integration. Accelerate the integrated construction of the urban-rural information infrastructure. Promote the extension of E-government and E-commerce into rural area in order to raise farmers’ income and achieve balanced urban-rural development.