Eindhoven to create world’s first ‘crowdsourced’ smart city

The Dutch city of Eindhoven is introducing participatory planning that will allow its residents to be part of a new 15-year smart city project.

Called, ‘Roadmap Urban Lighting Eindhoven 2030’, it includes the development of new lighting applications in public spaces, such as connected LED street lighting, and the maintenance and management of public lighting in the municipality. The consortium starts work in the autumn of 2016 in five selected pilot areas across the city.

City officials believe many of the issues raised by voters can be addressed through lighting itself or via smart technology delivered through the lighting infrastructure. One of the partners of the project, Philips Lighting, believes that technology like connected street lighting in combination with other smart systems, sensors and intelligence will turn the lighting infrastructure into an information highway that will enable numerous other benefits and services for residents.

Read the full story at cities-today.com.

Victoria Krisman is Interactive Media Specialist for the Intelligent Community Forum.
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