Communities must make citizens aware of how quality of life within the community can be improved through smart programs. We must foster an environment that promotes health and wellness. Citizens need neighborhoods that are safe and provide the access to quality amenities. Communities must develop a collaborative and coordinated economic development program that creates good paying jobs.
Smart Community Source Initiatives include:
- Education and training - Education and training is facilitated by innovative schools.
- Health and wellness - Health and wellness is facilitated through clean water and air, low crime and access to recreational activities and facilities.
- Neighborhood development - Neighborhood development is facilitated through connectivity, convenient mass transit, fast emergency response time, and access to diverse entertainment and cultural options.
- Economic development – Economic development is facilitated through increase skill levels of the workforce, higher paying jobs, increased gross domestic product, low-cost energy and a competitive business environment.