Vol. 3, Issue 6 (2018)
Future and needs of Smart cities in Pakistan
Author(s): Toseef Aslam, Tahseen Kausar, Hira Shaheen, Ali Hssan
Abstract: Pakistan is a 6th largest population in the world. So the problem of overpopulation and facilitate the people of the country is a big challenge for the government. And also in this scenario that there is the trend to shift in urban areas is too high and create many problems for the government. So, there are increasing the needs to build smart cities for the better future of citizens. The main purposes of smart cities are to improve the comfort of its citizens and promote economic development while maintaining sustainability. Smart cities can enhance several services including healthcare, education, transportation, and agriculture of the country. The smart cities are focused on controlling available resources safely, sustainably, and efficiently to improve the economy and societal outcomes. We try to discuss the future of the smart cities and needs of smart cities in the country. In this paper, we present different views especially in the terms of today’s Pakistani condition and needs. We also discuss future vision of the smart city and first smart city project in Pakistan and also a model of the smart city. This study is about the part of our thesis research on latest technologies for betterment of living.