How cities of the future will be smarter

It is predicted by the United Nations that the world’s population will be in the region of 9 billion by 2050, with 70% living in cities. This means that the infrastructure of cities will come under increasing pressure to provide services to meet the needs of residents and businesses – from transportation to the sewage systems. So governments, businesses and citizens need to think of ways to make our cities even smarter to live in. This means creating the conditions that will ensure that cities are sustainable, energy-efficient and more supportive of an optimal work/life balance.

Smarter infrastructure

In the cities of the future, buildings and communities will need to become more like the eco-systems that are found in nature, so that utilities, transport systems and sewage systems will work in cooperation with one another rather than on isolated or stand-alone levels, helping them become more sustainable and efficient. One way could be for buildings to have respiratory systems rather than heating and air conditioning systems, providing air free of carbon emissions and pollutants. The move towards smarter cities will be driven by the green agenda.

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