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PAS 180:2014 Smart cities – Vocabulary
Publicly Available Specifications (PAS) are sponsored, fast-track standards, specifications, codes of practice or guidelines developed by sponsoring organisations to meet an immediate market need following guidelines set out by BSI (British Standards Institution). Within 2 years, they are reviewed to assess whether the PAS should be revised, withdrawn, or whether it should become a formal British Standard or international standard.
It is intended to provide a first set of working terms to help the convergence of discussions about the future of cities, particularly the function, resource use and management of ‘smart cities’. It aims to ensure that developers, designers, manufacturers and clients use a common language when talking about smart cities.
PAS 180:2014 defines ‘Smart cities’ as ‘…the effective integration of physical, digital and human systems in the built environment to deliver a sustainable, prosperous and inclusive future for its citizens.’
PAS 182 Smart city concept model, a guide to establishing a model for data interoperability to help develop a better picture of the needs and behaviours of a city’s citizens, is currently in preparation.
Scott Steedman, director of standards at BSI, said: “If we are to make the most of the global opportunities from smart cities, we need to work fast to structure the knowledge that can help city leaders, communities, innovators and technology providers to recognise what good looks like and how these concepts can bring benefits for all.”
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- PAS 185:2017 Smart cities security.
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