01 décembre 2017

Creating smart city visions of the future

The concept of smart city visions is advancing across the globe. But what will they look like and how will they work? Rohit Talwar, Steve Wells and Alexandra Whittington of Fast Future explore the possibilities The city of the future is a symbol of progress. The sci-fi vision of the future city with sleek skyscrapers and flying cars has started to give way to a more plausible, human, practical and green image known as the smart city. While smart city visions differ, at their heart is the notion that in the coming decades, the... [Lire la suite]

17 octobre 2017

The 5 major roadblocks to smart city infrastructure

Cities that can clear away issues that prevent smart city growth have an advantage over other municipalities in the race to become smarter. Powerful trends are pushing the global community to develop more smart cities, as the world population increases and more people move to urban environments. By 2050, there will be approximately 2.5 billion new urban residents. "Every month our urban population grows by about 5 million between births and migration. So that's roughly a million new housing units we need every month, and then the... [Lire la suite]