The challenge presented by Ypsonas municipality is focused on two main areas of urban planning: Mobility Planning (public transport and parking accessibility) and waste management (waste collection and recycling).
Consideration of social aspects was one of the main concerns of challenge owners and like any other project the economic affordability is important. With these considerations, the suggested solution is a strategic approach and its related action plans based on the sustainable urban planning, highlighting the use of smart technologies (particularly sensors) for mobility and waste management dimensions at this stage.
For sustainable mobility, there should be more motivations and better facilities of public and non-motorized transport system to attract citizens and motivate them to use public transport instead of personal cars.
Beside the strategic approach, the solution should find out which smart city technologies could be applied in the area of Ypsonas and how local authorities could attract stakeholders as well as the end user engagement.
Smart city utilizes IoT sensors, actuators and technology to connect components across the city, and it impacts every layer of a city, from underneath the streets, to the air that citizens are breathing. In a smart city, information will increasingly be obtained directly from purposefully deployed sensors or indirectly from sensors deployed for another purpose but which gather and share useful information. With this information, freely exchanged, complex city systems can be managed in real-time and, with sufficient integration, to minimize unintended consequences. As dependence on sensors grows, so too will the need that they be reliable and that the systems to which they are connected will be able to tolerate the inevitable failures.