Interacting Smartly


University of Tampere

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  • business & concepts
  • coding
  • design & art
  • engineering
  • environment
  • media & communications
  • social science

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The brief

The Smart Community housing project is being piloted in Keetmanshoop this year. What information sharing mechanism will be incorporating all aspects to ensure a more efficient collaborative smart community?

The background

The Smart Community project & consortium aims to promote sustainable solutions for urban planning, affordable housing and holistic community development to respond to challenges of urbanisation. It is a response to the pressing need for housing in different regions of Namibia. The first Smart Community urban area is being planned for Keetmanshoop. Information sharing is key to drive the development of this Community.

The problem

Information sharing in urban communities has been proven to be key in development. This community is at the infancy stage and since it will consist of diverse people, there is a need to have a consolidated planning and sharing information on Community matters. What could be an encompassing solution?