Comment: Smart city, dumb people?


Smart city concept. Hand drawn smartphone with modern city scape. Little model of city with skyscrapers isolated vector illustration. Sustainable. Technology. 5G. Stock image. Photo: 123rf.com

In our enthusiasm to make our cities ‘smart’ we need to remember that it is more important for us to have ‘smart citizens’.

ALL cities want to become “smart”. In recent years, “smart city” urban planning approaches have been gaining prominence and becoming the darling of governments and the private sector; it is being promoted as the silver bullet for urban problems and a major market opportunity.

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