Building Technology Smart Cities. Table of Contents. Smart cities solve Urban Challenges . More than half of the world’s population lives in urban areas. Current transportation systems and associated infrastructures are
Table of Contents
Smart cities solve Urban Challenges
The Dynamics of Smart Cities
Current Trends: GE-Cities
GE-Cities is involved in creating sustainable cities and transforming the world's infrastructure using cleaner, healthier, more efficient technology based systems.
It is working on many projects worldwide.
Current Trends: IBM’s Smarter Cities
IBM’sSmarter Cities Challenge is partnering with 100 cities around the globe to solve complex urban challenges, awarding $50 million worth of services and technology over three years. They work closely with city leaders and deliver recommendations on how to make cities smarter and more effective.
Cisco’s Smart+Connected communities
Cisco is helping transform physical communities to connected communities and achieve economic, social and environmental sustainability.
Future Cities will have to Reactive, Proactive and Interactive. Technology will play a greater role in building our future sustainable cities.
According to McKinsey Global Institute’s over the next 13 years, 600 cities will account for nearly 65 percent of global GDP growth. They have identified the hot spots for new cities around the globe.
They should promote good governance, advancing environmental sustainability, and accelerate the transfer of knowledge among and beyond cities using technology.
They should be ready to accommodate climate changes
("heat island effect") and use natural resources wisely.
“Information and Communications Technologies Creating Livable, Equitable, Sustainable Cities”, Chapter-5 published in Worldwatch Institute’s State of the World 2012: Moving Toward Sustainable Prosperity.