Making smart cities a reality

Making smart cities a reality

The cities of the future will be crowded, but what can be done today to encourage 'smart city' developments?

By 2050 the world's population is expected to have increased to 9 billion, up from today's figure of 7 billion. Faced with such a startling statistic, it is easy to imagine the cities of the future grinding to a halt as they struggle to cope with overcrowding, congestion and the provision of basic food, energy and water supplies.

Fortunately, there is much that can be done today to avoid such problems in the future. "Smart city" thinking, whereby...

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Source: The Guardian
7 March 2013 Featured