What is Responsive City?

We heard a lot about Smart City and its advantages, but the term of Responsive City sounds so new and strange. Are both Responsive and Smart City in the same meaning? What are the extra advantages of Responsive City? What are the basic requirements for reaching Responsive City?

In the last decade, some cities have peaked in smartness by their instruments and their management rules; However, their citizens don’t know about these changes, therefore they feel that their city has not been changed remarkably from their point of view. It seems like these advances in digitalisation of instruments briefed in enhancing the city operation, and are separated from the city dwellers. So it can be said that these technologies have been used in invisible part of the city, thus, citizens cannot recognise it practically. In shorthand, the benefits of Smart City is not engaged with citizens directly, that’s why they are unable to define it clearly or observe it apparently.

Another justification that why people haven’t been excited a lot, is that smart devices are boring! They are not as intelligent as a human kind, so after working with them, we feel that they are not so functional as they seem to. All of us probably feel this situation. As Kent Larson claimed, “I don’t believe in smart homes, that’s kind of a bogus concept.” The Artificial Intelligence, sensors and smart technologies still couldn’t make the best decision instead of human mind. Now, I prefer not to talk about the future of technology, but in the existing domain, can we use human aid for technology to have the best decision? This is the main question.