What Makes a Smart City in 2019? | IoT For All
Smart cities are hubs that route IoT-produced data through public-private partnerships to solve real problems. From cutting down energy use to improving traffic conditions, building smarter cities can improve the long-term health and the lives of urban residents worldwide.
The world is quickly becoming urbanized. According to the United Nations, 68 percent of the global population will live in cities by 2050. While cities hold most of the world’s wealth, they also produce 70 percent of CO2 emissions and consume two-thirds of energy worldwide. As more people move into cities, their sustainability comes into question.