Comment: Smart city, dumb people?

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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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