Europe is setting in motion the development of smart cities designed with energy savings and natural resource management in mind.
The mayors of the cities in the European Commission agreed on the first measures for the development of smart cities. Among these was the reduction of carbon dioxide consumption.
The European Commission noted eight crucial aspects that will form the new models of smart cities:
1. The construction of public stations in the suburbs so that workers can use urban public transport to reach their offices.
2. Obtaining and exploiting biogas from municipal waste landfills.
3. Smart buildings to reduce their water consumption and save on waste.
4. Rebuilding green areas.
5. Energy self-sufficiency through the use of renewable energy, which is the main objective of every smart city.
6. Traffic information systems on mobile devices and the Internet to avoid traffic jams.
7. Energy-efficient computer systems to introduce a «clean computer».
8. Car sharing. Sharing the use of vehicles among neighbors and acquaintances along with the online reservation of parking spaces.