Broadway Malyan has been involved in developing a number of SMART City projects including the new city district Bandar Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur. However, it's important to note that the definition of a SMART City differs from country to country.
What a SMART City means in India is very different to what it means in London and Singapore as there are many urban and rural communities that are still struggling with making the necessary infrastructure requirements.
Our approach to SMART Cities has always been to look beyond the technology debate and while technology can be the means, there should always be a focus on the people who live in cities and how technology can impact their day to day lives.
Technology will have a part to play but it is important that we design better places so that neighbourhoods can develop and thrive whether that be through better working and learning environments, improved pedestrian connectivity, better designed open spaces for health and wellbeing or even promoting access to the arts.
Whether it is introducing cycle ways to security systems linked to mobile phones, the design of these new communities with their focus on sustainability and liveability means these are the grass roots projects that are happening now and that we believe are providing a blueprint for the Smart Cities of the future as much as the larger scale city planning.