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Anatomy of a smart city
The dramatic shift of the world’s population into urban areas is encouraging citizens, city planners, businesses and governments to start looking at visions of ‘smart’ cities.

Below we look into what is driving the need to establish these networked environments, how smart city concepts and projects are different in the developing world, and what technologies and systems are needed to make them a reality.

Quick Facts and Stats:

  • Up until 1975 there were just 3 Megacities (New York, Tokyo and Mexico City). Today there are 21.
  • The top 600 urban centers generate 60% of global GDP
  • By 2025, the number of megacities is expected to reach 29
  • Cisco estimates that cities that run on information can improve their energy efficiency by 30% within 20 years.
  • The annual Smarter cities IT market opportunity is expected to be $34 Billion.

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Dayle Sheward
Hello, my name is Dayle. I am a designer of both print & web, as well as an advocate of positive social change. My goal for this blog "Nice deeds, by nice people" is to use the internet as a tool for good. My focus is on inspirational stories about individuals, groups and organizations that are making a difference in the world we live in. Please take part in the conversations, or submit ideas for stories. By reading, getting involved and spreading the word through social mediums, you can help bring attention to the issues that we all face today.
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