Smart Parking as One of the Smart Cities Mechanisms

Walid Fouad

The study aims at determining the importance of smart parking as one of the basic applications of smart cities; to solve the urgent problems of central business district in the capital cities in the Middle East, which suffer from many problems in traffic and thus negatively effects on quality of life.

The study deals with central business district in the city of Cairo, which suffers from serious traffic problems, as a result of the steady increase in demand for parking, especially with the rapid population growth and the absence of places for future expansions.

The importance of the study is to develop planning solutions to solve the issue of the paucity of parking area and the problems resulting from them, through intelligent techniques that ensure minimizing the problem and achieve sustainable development.

The methodology of the study was based on an analysis of the problem of lack of parking spaces in central business district in Cairo city, its causes, negative results on traffic and quality of life, and analysis of previous studies that dealt with this problem through traditional methods. and the determinants facing the decision maker planning, and ends the study to develop a comprehensive plan for the smart parking of the Central Business District in the city of Cairo as an example.

Keywords

Smart Cities; Smart Parking; Smart Transportation; Quality of life; Cairo CBD; Sustainable Development

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