It’s More than Just Technology
Developing a Citizen-Centric Small Smart City
Seat Pleasant, Maryland
“A Smart City of Excellence”
About Seat Pleasant
- Seat Pleasant shares a border with Washington DC.
- Our City is a bedroom community with a population of 4800.
- Our City is a transportation hub with easy access to public transit such as Metro, and is also in close proximity to 3 airports!
- Given our small size, and limited resources, we must find ways to do more with less in order to deliver the services our citizens expect. That is why we are becoming a Smart City!
Link to this presentation:
- Define a Smart City and the importance of a “Shared Services Hub”
- Discuss the reasons why we needed to become a Smart City
- Briefly discuss the Small Smart City Process we used to start our Digital Transformation
- Share a few examples of innovative Smart City projects underway in Seat Pleasant, the World’s First Authentic Small Smart City!
What is a Smart City?
A Smart City is an evolving ecosystem that leverages smart technology, smart policies, and smart processes to improve the quality of life for stakeholders by making the city more equitable, resilient, livable, walkable, and sustainable.
Smart Cities utilize technology as a tool to more efficiently and effectively meet the needs and desires of the CITIZEN.
Smart City Ecosystem
Knocks Down Silos
Shared Services Hub
Why we needed to become a Smart City
Why become a Smart City
Rising Stakeholder Expectations
- Our citizens expect us to deliver more services and guarantee better service delivery
Accountability & Transparency
- Citizens lack trust in government and politicians, usually due to a lack of accountability and transparency
Resource & Financial Constraints
- Resources are limited, but we must still delivery excellent service. This calls for the need to run government like a business in order to be more efficient and effective with taxpayer dollars
Discuss the Small Smart City Process we used to start our Digital Transformation
A Citizen-Centric Smart City & The Test Bed of Innovation
Impactful Smart City Projects underway in Seat Pleasant, the World’s First Authentic Small Smart City!
Impactful Smart City Projects in Seat Pleasant show how we’re using data
Center for Government Synergism (CGS)
The CGS Smart City Platform is the Shared Services hub for Seat Pleasant and serves as the brains of all city operations.
We developed and launched a mobile app that “pushes” government to where the people are. The mobile app provides access to city information and services 24/7. It also allows citizens to submit requests from service directly through the app (i.e. potholes, abandoned vehicles, vacant property issues, etc.)
In-Home and Health Monitoring Program
The City’s In-Home and Health Monitoring program will focus on using remote patient monitoring technology, assistive technologies, and connected devices to empower residents aging in place and improving quality of life for caregivers and citizens with disabilities.
IoT Devices will monitor for: location, excessive temperature exposure, heat/cold stress, slips, trips, and falls, dangerous gas, overexertion, panic, person down, fit to drive, activity recognition, hypothermia, and stress.
Smart Street Lighting Program with PEPCO, Verizon, and AECOM
With the help of PEPCO, we are installing Smart Street Lights in Seat Pleasant, equipped with LED lights for Energy Savings and Cost Reductions, as well as Lighting Controls, and an Intelligent Video Analytics Solution for both Traffic Management and Public Safety
5G and City-Wide Broadband
With the help of partners, we’re installing a city wide network that will deliver wireless broadband utilizing 5G CBRS Spectrum, and eventually, full 5G capability & functionality.
Smart Cities can “give back” each city resident 15 days (120 hrs) worth of time every year!
15 Days Worth = 120 Hours
Smart Transportation & Mobility (Hrs)
Smart Public Safety (Hrs)
Smart Health (Hrs)
Smart Government (Hrs)
Reduction in Fatalities (homicides, road deaths, fire deaths) due to improved Public Safety
Improve Efficiency of Gov Processes
Reduce Cost of Living by 1 to 3% annually
Reduction in Nighttime Crime as a result of Smart Lighting
Saved time (min) per citizen contact with government
Increased feeling of connectedness to the local community
Accelerated Emergency Response time
Increase employment by 1 to 3%