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Authors of opinion piece suggest that a “smart city” is defined by much more than technology

What is a “smart city”? A recent opinion piece published in the MIT Technology Review says that it is much more than the traditional description that is used . . . urban uses of technology, particularly advanced and emerging technologies.

Authors Riad Meddeb and Calum Handforth advance the notion that “cities are more than 5G, big data, driverless vehicles, and AI. They are crucial drivers of opportunity, prosperity, and progress. They are defined by their residents’ talents, relationships, and sense of ownership – not by the technology that is deployed there. They are defined by their residents’ talents, relationships, and sense of ownership – not by the technology that is deployed there.”

The commentary can be found here.

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