Impact of Nanotechnology in the Development of Smart Cities

Akanksha Gupta, Vinod Kumar, Sirajuddin Ahmed, Siddhartha Gautam

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Due to rapid urbanization and limited availability of resources, it is need of the hour to make cities sustainable, greener and smarter. The idea to make cities smart is essential in point of view of increasing population in urban areas and to meet the demand smartly. Nanotechnology has applications in various fields such as in industries, agriculture, biomedical and military equipment. Nanotechnology has the potential to make cities smart by using different nanomaterials for energy storage, smart building construction, infrastructure, smart textiles, environmental remediation and nanoscale photonics technologies to mention a few. In the present article, authors have attempted to provide insights into the ways by which nanotechnology can be utilized for developing smart cities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Civil Engineering
Number of pages13
StatePublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Civil Engineering
ISSN (Print)2366-2557
ISSN (Electronic)2366-2565

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  • Energy
  • Environmental remediation
  • Infrastructure
  • Nanomaterials
  • Transportation


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