IoT Applications in Urban Sustainability

by   Samiya Khan, et al.

Internet of Things is one of the driving technologies behind the concept of Smart Cities and is capable of playing a significant role in facilitating urban sustainable development. This chapter explores the relationship between three core concepts namely Smart Cities, Internet of Things and Sustainability; thereby identifying the challenges and opportunities that exist in the synergistic use of Internet of Things for sustainability, in the Smart Cities context. Moreover, this chapter also presents some of the existing use cases that apply Internet of Things for urban sustainable development, also presenting the vision for these applications as they continue to evolve in and adapt to the real world scenario. It is because of the interdisciplinary nature of these applications that a clear comprehension of the associated challenges becomes quintessential. Study of challenges and opportunities in this area shall facilitate collaboration between different sectors of urban planning and optimize the utilization of Internet of Things for sustainability.



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