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Digital City

Commonly called a City Guide, Digital City refers to a locally focused online network, which delivers local (city-based) content such as community events, nightlife, localized yellow pages, entertainment, visitor's guide, and e-commerce. Some may be considered a Web portal.

Also Digital City is a city connected to the net, equipped with technological platforms for information and communications management that can enable the Internet of Things. These platforms also make it possible to process huge amounts of data and information to offer new services to the inhabitants of urban areas and new functionality for the management of the urban environment.

Digitalization is a key factor in making cities more sustainable, enabling the development of new forms of urban logistics and mobility, such as electric mobility and car sharing.

Digitalization also encourages the introduction of new safety and renewable source technologies. It also promotes the introduction of systems for withstanding extreme meteorological events.

Many think of digital cities as an end goal. In Nigeria, our cities are already digital. Rather than thinking of digital cities as something that you can see, like faster trains, it’s actually the hidden stuff, such as data, that have the power to really change the lives of citizens. We won’t wake up one day and have digital cities. Similarly, we can’t design a master plan and try to design the perfect city of the future in advance. This means that rather than transforming towards an end goal, the digital city transformation should focus on building a city platform that enables others to innovate. With this new mindset, cities will be able to leverage new technologies much faster, be more open, better engage citizens and protect their privacy. With the rise of Digizens platform I believe Nigerian cities are in good hand to completely transform into a Digital Cities.