Smart Cities

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This report examines the opportunities for information and communications technologies to shape the cities of the future.

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Transforming the 21st century city via the creative use of technology.

The challenges of climate change, population growth, demographic change, urbanisation and resource depletion mean that the world’s great cities need to adapt to survive and thrive over the coming decades.

There is an increasing interest, therefore, in the role that information and communications technologies could play in creating the cities of the future. But, as yet, few cities have fully grasped the possibility of becoming a ‘smart city’.

Smart Cities outlines many of the opportunities for cities afforded by these contemporary technologies, indicating how the ‘smart city’ approach might fundamentally transform the way that cities are governed, operated, interacted with and experienced.

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