On July 2012, the Malayan city of Iskandar was selected as a model of smart city during the Global Science and Innovation Advisory Council (GSIAC), which took place in San Jose, USA. This organization was created by the government of Malaysia and the New York Academy of Sciences to boost economic, scientific and technological growth in Malaysia.
The pillars that define the Iskandar smart city project are economy, the environment and society. These three components set up the ground upon which the whole city project is based.
Some of the future projects that Iskandar must face to keep on evolving as a smart city are upgrading its ITC infrastructure and boost economic initiatives with private capital in the city.