The standard definition of a smart city is a city where IT is the main attraction, but XnTREE believes that a smart city is a city that is ever evolving, similar to people where they go through many changes over time. At XnTREE, we believe that a smart city exists and is created to solve problems to accommodate the growing needs of people via ways of urban regeneration and innovation. Technology, governance, infrastructure, environment, inclusiveness, human behaviour and the city’s characteristics all are crucial elements when a master plans for a smart city is created. But ultimately, “Human” or “People” are the most important factor that deliver a high happiness or satisfaction index for its city residents.

We believe that human beings are the driving force to make cities sustainable and resilient.

5 major themes to cities’ immediate needs
Smart Energy

Applying technology that is a more efficient form of renewable energy

Smart Public Services

Public security and infrastructure to enhance the standard of living for people.

Smart Resource Management

Managing of Water and waste management systems in finding more efficient methods to keep it secure, economically efficient and to commercialize the concept of Circular Economy especially in developed countries.

Smart Living

Providing people the opportunity to benefit from new ways of living for a better and balanced life such as smart home automation systems (i.e. light, heating and energy usage appliance control and access control/security)

Smart Mobility

Utilization of the most efficient and sustainable alternatives transportation mode such as electric bikes and buses to reduce carbon emissions and noise pollution.

Smart City Cases

There are 2 main models applied when creating master plans for smart cities; 1) private funding & 2) public funding. But XnTREE has introduced a 3rd model that has proven to be successful where it applies are “partnership” model called the PPPP(4Ps) model; People-oriented Public Private Partnership.
Currently the UK, Japan and a few countries in the EU have adapted these models to see better and faster progress.

Germany – Friedrichshafen

The city has had a lot of development focused on connectivity and through a joint venture partnership with T-Mobile and Deutsche Telecom. They have built wired and wireless infrastructures and completed over 40 pilot services. In addition, they’ve been monitoring the effectiveness through continuous monitoring after constructing a smart life experience type service in houses, schools, kindergartens, etc.

Abu Dhabi

Solar energy and other renewable energy sources with an improved Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) systems and Freight rapid transit (FRT) through the introduction and use of automated electric-powered vehicles leading to the clean energy vehicles initiative for mass transit within city walls.

UK – Glasglow

Glasgow was selected as the first pilot site for a future city project aimed at integrating urban infrastructure and improving quality of life through the establishment of a communications network. This smart city project is still in progress, with a total of 24 million GBP, supported by the British central government.

Spain – Barcelona

Since year 2000, Barcelona’s Smart City has been conducting major projects in its old industrial complex in the southeastern part of the city. More than 180 million euros have been invested with smart grid, smart communication, district heating, smart waste treatment, etc being its major initiatives making the city one of the most desirable countries to live in the world.


Singapore has been an active participant in smart city development. The country has successfully applied virtual reality to urban management sectors such as construction, road, water supply and drainage, traffic, etc. by implementing the whole country as a virtual reality on the 3D platform.

South Korea

Water and sewage management solutions. Building of new facilities and residential areas to improve the quality of life.

Water and sewage management solutions. Building of new facilities and residential areas to improve the quality of life.