BrandPost: Building The Smartest Cities Of The Future
Cities are becoming more complex and densely populated. Understanding the movement and behaviour of people within the modern city, and the way that ongoing development will impact on existing residents, businesses and infrastructure, is important in maintaining the health of these cities.
Urbanisation is a clear global trend. The United Nations predicts the percentage of people living in urban areas will increase from 55 per cent at the moment to 68 per cent in 2050 . This influx of people into urban areas is already concerning governments around the world. That is why they have been exploring the practicality, potential, and, in some cases, reality of a “smart city” – a city that leverages technology and real-time data analytics to deliver maximum efficiencies across all infrastructure.