More clearly, what is aimed with the Smart City is:
Smart City does not describe a static approach to the future of cities. But rather, it tackles the innovative use of technology and data, along with organizational change, which has the ability to guide the delivery of different dynamic city visions under more effective, productive and sustainable ways for future cities.
In other words, it is aimed to transform the traditional governance method followed by cities. The traditional governance model of a city is based on functionally oriented service providers that generally work as vertical silos that are not built around user needs and do not work in collaboration. Smart Cities need to develop new operating models that promote innovation and collaboration among these vertical silos. In this case, the residents and the business world are obliged to communicate with each silo separately instead of receiving an uninterrupted and connected service that meets their needs.
However, data and expertise remain within these silos, limiting the potential for collaboration and innovation within the city general and the potential for data and expertise to increase the city’s pace of change. Smart City has come to the forefront as an approach that evaluates this potential and gained importance not only in our country but also across the world. Efforts in the field of Smart City have gained momentum to create better-living spaces, as well as building cities that add value to life.
Describing the term “Smart City” is the primary step in terms of addressing the Smart City studies. In the preparatory studies for the 2020-2023 National Smart Cities Strategy and Action Plan, the definitions of Smart City that are within various studies as oriented to this need have been reviewed:
It has been understood that there is no common definition of the term “Smart City”, and that this definition is formed as per the needs for which the required solutions are sought. Within the scope of the 2020-2023 National Smart Cities Strategy and Action Plan, the term “Smart City” has been described as follows: