Social Attributes and Public Participation towards Smart City Development
This paper objective is to gauge the level of social attributes and public participations encompassing aspects of smart people and smart living which are some of the characteristics lie in the social aspect of the smart city system. Data samplings of 100 returned questionnaires answered by respondents in Subang Jaya, Malaysia, were analyzed to simulate the findings. Results indicated that the social attributes of smart people and smart living among the communities in Subang Jaya are at moderate levels while their appreciation and participations to the attributes are at high level. The city combination of modern infrastructure, advanced usage of information technology, effective strategic plan by local authorities, and close collaboration of public and private enterprises can ease the process towards achieving a smart city status. This natural cycle chain of behavioral change among the communities in Subang Jaya that promotes the social attributes of smart people who embrace smart living could be used as a model for smart city development in Malaysia.