Stuart Sumner explains further what smart cities are:
"'A smart city is the integration of many services and departments. It integrates commodities such as electricity, water, gas and waste as well as security and emergency infrastructure and transport,' said Bastian Fischer, vice president and general manager of the utilities global business unit at Oracle.
The objective of a smart city is not just to optimise the city's processes, but to
help service the citizen. It is also about getting transparency on the municipal and city resources."
Sumner later explains why more developed places such as London are having a more difficult time making such initiatives.