The Town Management Company of Fujisawa SST shows that traditional roles of industry and municipality are about to terminate in the Smart City

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDGY6tmzI3c
Panasonic develops the town of Fujisawa, approx 30km south-west of Tokyo. It is planned to host 1,000 households and should be finished for Panasonics 100th birthday in 2018 and used as lighthouse project shown at the Olympics 2020 in Tokyo. Panasonic quote “We will actively promote smart town projects in Japan and other countries modeled on Fujisawa SST’. The intention is to build a new smart town based on lifestyles. not on technology. Focus of this development is on energy (create, store, safe, trade, manage – in buildings and in the connectivity of buildings), security (in houses, streets, streetlights), mobility (share concepts for e-cars, -scooters, -bikes), healthcare and community management. The “Town management Company will take residents views into consideration, incorporate new services and technologies and continuously support the sustainable evolution of the town.” So it is not the traditional municipality anymore, but a joint approach of public and private entities.

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