This independed paper prepared by KPMG Group introduces the concept of a smart city and illustrates how smart cities can help tackle the growing challenges of urbanization. This paper provides an overview of the key pillars of a smart city, some of its salient features and case studies of good practices from other smart cities. The paper also provides an overview of some of the smart initiatives both planned and underway in Dubai, as well as the critical success factors which we believe are essential for Dubai's smart transformation.             

Value for Dubai

As Dubai seeks to become a global benchmark for smart city transformation, case studies such as these are essential for Dubai leadership to understand perceived areas of strength and opportunity for Dubai's approach and global leadership ambitions.