The INCOSE Smart Cities Initiative will draw upon the experience and knowledge of INCOSE
members to support communities in developing their Smart Cities Concepts, Applications,
Technology and Services (CATS) by leveraging systems engineering tools and principles.
Smart Cities CATS are being planned and developed across the world to apply information and
communication technology (ICT) within traditional urban networks and services; making them
more flexible, efficient, and sustainable. The efficiency of operations such as transportation,
energy, water supply, building infrastructure management, and waste management are improved
within the community for the benefit of its inhabitants, making smart cities greener, safer, faster
and friendlier. Benefits include real-time resource allocation, improved resource use, reduced
waste, and enhanced public safety.
Since the Smart City concept comprises Smart Infrastructure, Smart Transportation, Smart Energy,
Smart Healthcare, and Smart Technology, the Systems Engineering knowledge, experience, and
skillset of INCOSE members is strategically positioned to support our global communities as they
embark on supporting the multi-faceted Smart Cities CATS.