We believe that the Smart City is about connecting the pieces, by understanding the details of each piece. From specialized expertise, to relevant applications, to real results, DSRTConsulting does this with creativity, experience, collaboration, and technology. Our knowledge of Sustainable Urbanism fuses different applications at different scales to produce the tangible results of a real Smart City.
Some of the applications can be found in traditionally technology-friendly fields, such as urban mobility and communications. Other applications relate to knowledge-intensive sectors, such as education and healthcare, on a broader urban scale, applications can range from physical land use planning, to more specific city operational areas such as water, green spaces, waste, energy management, mobility,…
We also make a special focus in the environment, being healthy and emergency management, which now is mandatory to integrate with emergency city planning under a risk assessment and mitigation PoV.
Smart Cities are already a reality. Government and private sector initiatives worldwide are exploring innovative ways to make cities in the 21st Century more efficient, more livable, and more competitive.
Mainly driven by information and communication technologies, the idea is to do more with less, while at the same time responding to the needs of the individual citizen. As a leader in architecture, urban planning, transportation engineering, and the development of intelligent systems software, DSRTConsulting has the capacity to make the Smart City work. We have a broad and diverse portfolio but our real value comes from holistically integrating all disciplines to build and operate a Smart City.
LIVING A Smart City is a city with a high quality of life. Competitiveness may raise the standard of living, but not necessarily the quality of life. This has to do with the enjoyment of the urban realm, where every citizen can live, work, learn, meet, play, move, and enjoy life – for example in mixed-use, transit-oriented, compact urban districts like award winning North Hollywood Metro Rail/BRT station First Last Mile station design.
ECONOMY A Smart City is a competitive city with an innovative spirit. This city image is the hallmark of successful cities of the 21st century. This has to do with setting the conditions in place for its citizens to be productive (but also responsive to social needs so as to attract business).
ENVIRONMENT A Smart City is a resource-conscious city. This starts with reducing energy consumption, but also includes the way we get, use, transform, and dispose of or reuse the resources we need in the large ecosystems of urban areas .
MOBILITY A Smart City is a city with efficient mobility options. This does not mean to displace the car, but complement it with alternative modes of transportations, or creatively make its utilization more efficient and demand-responsive .
GOVERNANCE A Smart City is a city with participation from its citizens. This does not only mean town hall meetings, but also participation in urban decisions through decentralized crowdsourcing.
PEOPLE A Smart City is a city with valuable social and human capital. For the post-industrial, knowledge-based economy, learning is essential, which means better educational facilities that respond to society’s future demands and addresses digital literacy, but also new ways to learn from each other.