Cities are facing a modern dilemma. Populations are rapidly changing, global trends are impacting with ever greater severity and citizens are demanding more innovative services provided at a lower cost.
Overcoming these issues means that cities need to be smarter, developing to meet the challenges of today. A smart city is a city with a template for the future that identifies what it needs to change today.
With over 50% of the world’s population living in urban areas it’s clear that both emerging and mature cities globally are facing a significant challenge. From the accommodation of new residents, while protecting the environment, to delivering the supporting infrastructure and securing resources to maintain everyday activity.
Increasingly cities are looking to technology to provide solutions to its challenges, as well as stimulate economic growth. While ICT infrastructure is key, it's only one part of the puzzle.