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Smart Cities & Social Welfare

As Smart Cities aim to integrate and manage various physical, social, and business infrastructures, to provide better services to its inhabitants and ensure their well-being through optimal use of the resources. Therefore, Information Technology (IT) is a key enabler of Smart Cities, featuring technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, and smart networks.

Ensuring security is a persistent challenge in all these innovative solutions, which hinders the utilisation of such smart infrastructures from citizens. Blockchain technology has the potential to increase information security and privacy between dwellers of various urban cultures and local government and thus lay the foundations for the full utilisation of smart cities objectives and resources.

Keywords

Security, Urban cultures, Social infrastructure, Physical infrastructure