In a smart city, innovative solutions are guaranteed in different areas like mobility, urban planning, energy, ICTs, society, government and environment, thus contributing to sustainability which is the main goal.
A smart city means having a smart economy, a smart mobility, a smart citizenship, and a smart government. When those factors are well implemented using theories of urban planning and development, they can improve citizens’ quality of life, thanks to the good responsible use of natural resources and a correct participatory government as well.
When the process of transformation towards a smart city begins, a series of innovative solutions is applied, either by making use of new technologies or other tools with an efficient approach. Some examples related to the environment are the development of electric mobility, implementation of renewable energies and smart meters; while in the government-related sphere, transparency and citizen participation are promoted to build an E-Government.