06−10 October 2021

The 19th Exhibition of Building
Material and Interior

Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE)
BSD City, Indonesia


11 October 2019

How Digital Cities Affect The Quality of Life?

In line with IndoBuildTech Expo’s theme for 2020 “Transforming into Digital Cities: Through Infrastructure and Community Advancement”, one of the important things that should be of concern to the public is how digital cities affect our quality of life. Quality of life can be defined by the standards of health, contentment, and happiness experienced by individual or group. Each country must introduce an advanced technology and develop added value in facilities to achieve a more affluent quality of life. A digital city not only uses technology, but also data to bring improvements and implementing it into the facilities used in everyday life.

Digital city services provide many benefits for citizens and also government. The following are five benefits that digital city services can provide:
  1. Increased citizen engagement
  2. Increased employee productivity
  3. Increased competitiveness
  4. Increased citizen satisfaction
  5. Reduced costs
How is this possible? Digital data and technology works in a digital city intending to improve the quality of life. Specifically, smart technologies change the nature and economics of infrastructure. They reduce the cost of gathering information about usage patterns. Governments, employers, and residents can find new ways to optimize existing systems. Some smart solutions respond to requests and involve the public in shaping them. They encourage people to use transit during non-working hours, to change routes, to use less energy and water and to do it at different times of the day, also to reduce pressure on the health care system through preventive self-care.

The result is not only a more livable city but also a more productive place for business operations. Increasing population and expanding infrastructure make cities face unprecedented pressure. For this reason, digital intelligence gives them a new set of tools to do more with less. Thus, a digital city is proven to improve the quality of life by making the lives of its people faster, more efficient, and practical.

Source : Smartcities council, nap.edu