Plans for more wired, networked, connected urban areas face challenges if they fail to account for existing, local, non-digital elements such as government and socioeconomic conditions -by Kendra L. Smith. Last week we learned that tech guru and mega philanthropist Bill Gates
Moscow, renowned for its history and famous landmarks, is becoming strikingly urban and modern, and is quickly emerging as a haven for cutting-edge technology, driven forward by significant tech investments, which are driving its transformation into a smart city.
Maybe it’s the sudden flurry of flying car proposals or the hype over hyperloop, but it seems like tech companies are finally ready to build the cities of the future we’ve been obsessing about in films for years.
Smart city technology, a combination of Internet of Things connectivity and massive technological integration at the metro level, has long been a
An investment firm controlled by the Microsoft co-founder buys land for a city that will feature cutting-edge tech at its core. Bill Gates can see the future — in the Arizona desert. The investment firm, controlled by the Microsoft co-founder, has bought nearly 25,000 acres about 45 miles west of Phoenix to build a smart city, a community built from the ground up with the idea of integrating technology into its residents’ lives. The proposed community, known as Belmont, would serve as a “template” for development of
The market for ‘Intelligent Transport Systems’ (ITS) is changing rapidly: topics like urbanisation, sustainability and digitalisation are changing the environment as well as the near future. Despite the investments in technology development and feasibility demonstrations, the systematic market penetration of ITS applications remains a major challenge.
African countries are still at the early stages of the urbanization process, but they are quickly catching up with the rest of the world. While Africa was the least urbanized region in the world in 2015, it is now the second fastest urbanizing region behind Asia, which it is expected to surpass by 2020.