Smart technologies contribute to fostering wellbeing in cities and for citizens living in the city. Smart cities help to increase prosperity for all citizens by using information to make more insightful decisions, predicting problems and resolving them proactively by coordinating its resources to operate more effectively. They enable cities to meet the demands of their citizens with more equality, more efficiency and more effectiveness.
Urbanisation is taking place at an unprecedented rate, but with growing inequalities inside cities.
- How do smart city projects meet the demands of citizens for better access to basic services and reduce inequalities?
- How do smart city projects allow city leaders to better capitalise on existing infrastructure and better connect existing services?
- Smart city projects are very much developed in the developed countries. How can smart cities address the challenges of low-income countries?