Smart City Urban Management

Challenge for


Cities have various facilities and assets that they must carefully manage. Many cities are striving to become smarter and developing better digital infrastructure. This leads to an opportunity for cities to rapidly improve their urban management. Better urban management will allow cities to improve the way they keep track of and manage all of their assets and facilities. This is possible with a digital solution. 

Solution for


SimplyCast offers the smart city urban management use case. This is a use case which allows cities to implement a new and efficient way of tracking and managing assets and facilities within cities and governments. This solution will allow you to centralize the management of city assets and locations and be able to automatically review the status of assets all across the city.  

Using a power data management system that is able to adapt to any asset will allow this all to be possible. The assets will be mapped and can have changeable icons based on their status.

Steps to Success

  1. Each asset and type will have its own digital entity. The digital entity will include all essential information about the asset.
  2. It is possible to map all of the assets and locations within one map. Users will be able to have a live overview of every managed asset within the city. Live updating will be available to make it simple to update as necessary.
  3. Using digital forms will allow users to update records directly. Manual editing is also possible. Integration is also possible to provide more advanced automation. This would occur by integrating with the city's digital infrastructure which allows records to update automatically based on incoming data from the city’s network.

Best Outcome

  • Centralize the management of all city assets and locations.
  • Automatically review the status of assets across the city using a map-level view.
  • Receive updates both manually and automatically.
  • Easily create dashboards and reports to fit the specific needs of each department.

Frequently Asked Questions

Urban management refers to the planning, developing, and maintaining metropolitan areas to ensure that they are functional, safe, and sustainable for the people who live, travel, and work there. Some key areas in which urban management is involved include infrastructure such as roads, public transportation, and public facilities like parks and community centers, as well as addressing housing, sanitation, and environmental sustainability issues. Effective urban management is essential for creating livable, vibrant, and equitable cities where people thrive.  

The urban management use case is one of SimplyCast's many use cases that aids smart cities in taking on new and innovative technologies to enhance city procedures, communities, and infrastructures. The urban management use case focuses on optimizing and centralizing how cities track and manage their assets. Optimizing tracking and management is highly beneficial for urban management, as it lets a city know which assets require maintenance or may be facing issues. To provide an effective solution, the urban management use case uses a power management system adaptable to any asset, enabling easy mapping and real-time tracking of each asset's status. With this dynamic system, cities can effectively monitor the city's urban assets and take proactive steps to ensure the efficient functioning of their assets.  

The urban management use case offers numerous benefits to city developers. This innovative system provides a centralized management system for every city asset and location, making the tracking process seamless and hassle-free. With this use case in place, city workers can quickly review the status of each asset at once without the need to look for each one individually. The map-level view feature of the system enables users to gain a great understanding of the status of each asset. This system ultimately leads to better decision-making and improved efficiency in cities' urban management. 

The urban management use case follows three vital steps to success that make this system possible. The first step involves leveraging digital records using customizable digital entities; each asset and location can be treated as its entity within the platform. This enables the creation of accurate and comprehensive digital records that contain all the necessary data for each entity. The second step is live mapping, which allows all assets and locations to be mapped onto a central map. This feature lets city developers view all the relevant information in real-time, making it easy to identify and address potential issues on time. Finally, various update options are available to ensure that the system remains current. These include manual update options such as direct record updating or using update forms, as well as live update information that allows for real-time updates as soon as new information about assets and locations becomes available. By following these steps, urban management can be optimized to achieve maximum efficiency and optimization. 

City maintenance is greatly enhanced through the urban management use case. By providing real-time monitoring of city assets such as roads, bridges, and other essential utilities through a centralized platform, it is easy to stay aware of each asset's specific needs. With easy access to tracking city infrastructure, it is possible to quickly identify when an asset or specific location requires maintenance or is experiencing an issue. This significantly reduces the time it takes to become aware of issues and enables prompt response to any problems. Additionally, resources can be allocated more efficiently based on the needs of each asset and through prioritization. Cities can also schedule repairs proactively to minimize disruptions for residents and ensure that infrastructure is well-maintained and running smoothly.