Build future city in the “Taipei City Government Vision Pavilion” Experience 5 exhibition areas of smart innovative services
Smart City Summit & Expo 2017 is hosted for 4 consecutive days since Feb. 21st at Nangang Exhibition Hall. Taipei City Government Vision Pavilion is themed as “Good Life in Future Taipei” and is divided into “Smart Ecological Community,” “Smart Government,” “Smart Startups,” “Smart Public Housing,” and “Smart Security” exhibition areas. It showcases the outcomes of construction of smart city, including all aspects of public life, in order to attracting domestic and international visitors to experience the results of smart city.
Various contents are exhibited in the 5 exhibition areas this year. “Smart Government” promotes the most popular “VR city culture tour” allowing people to experience the charm of Taipei city by using 3D virtual reality technology. Because of the global warming, extreme weather and urban competition, Department of Land Administration, Taipei City Government recognizes the importance and urgency of sustainable development of the environment. Thus, the “Smart Ecological Community” combines ideas of smart city, rural (eco) city, and community creation to show its vision of innovative, energy saving, low-carbon controlling, environmental protected, sustainable and humane smart ecological ideal community.
“Smart Public Housing” has smart technology applications implemented into the community. Minglun public housing in Datong District is a good example of utilizing technologies and innovations from the user perspective. Applications are including smart meter (gas, water, and electricity), renewable energy equipment, parking management system, and mobile phone/access control system. On the other hand, security is also a matter of public concern. The “Smart Security” exhibits the “CCTV security guard” system, by Taipei City Police Department, which is a smart system transmitting security and traffic images to the field units and allowing them to accurately fight crimes and to improve the effectiveness of police service.
“Smart Startups” is led by the PMO and presents many action plans and solutions that were created by public-private partnerships. These cases are including smart street lamp, mobile environment monitoring and UAV application. Besides providing lighting service, each smart street lamp is able to deliver messages through the sensor that receives and transmits data to cloud platform to provide big data for further analysis in industry, government, academic and research sectors. Many smart city constructions are relying on strong private resources and their capability of transforming new ideas to products rapidly. In the future, the public-private partnership model will continue to help link more startups, information networks, and private associations with different departments of Taipei City Government in order to creating smart applications to benefit the public life.