n IMFO : Official Journal of the Institute of Municipal Finance Officers - Moving towards good governance and effective performance management through the application of smart city principles in local government



Cities and towns are growing in size and influence as a result of rapid urbanization and migration patterns. Technological developments are therefore having a profound effect on society and calls for government to adapt to changes in a speedy manner. There is an increasing pressure with new challenges facing municipalities e.g. aged infrastructure, fraud and corruption, rapid urbanization, pollution, traffic congestion, citizenry apathy, poor financial management etc. There is also increasing pressure to involve the community in the decision making processes and work of municipalities as well as to provide relevant information to other levels of government, communities and other stakeholders on a regular basis. We are living in an information age.


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