The Mechanisms of Achieving a Smart city

  • Shaimaa Hameed Hussain Asst. Prof. / College of Engineering / AL-Nahrain University / Baghdad
  • Nawras Motathud Mohammed Salih College of Engineering AL-Nahrain University Baghdad-Iraq
Keywords: Smart city , Sustainablilty , Urban transformation , Urban Democracy decision


Today, our world witnesses changes, notably population growth and the economy, which are concentrated in urban areas through the emigration from suburbs to urban. These changes mainly affect environmental resources and the entire infrastructure, especially in the city centers. However, energy consumption in cities is 75% out of global energy consumption. Especially the consumption includes waste in energy consumption and transport, resulting in a rapid improvement in the standard of living and an unprecedented rise in urbanization and urbanization. This growth in urbanization requires effective control of the consumption of resources and infrastructure, development of the traffic system control pollution, energy consumption. The problem of research has emerged in the absence of conventional solutions to address the problems of high growth in urbanization, specifically, the absence of a clear methodology on the use of smart strategies to manage urban issues. The structure is based on three phases: First: Current challenges for the Smart City and Sustainable City: The second phase is the working areas of the Smart City; and the third is an applied study of selected models.

How to Cite
Hameed Hussain, S., & Motathud Mohammed Salih, N. (2018). The Mechanisms of Achieving a Smart city. Association of Arab Universities Journal of Engineering Sciences, 25(2), 232-246. Retrieved from