As the world’s population continues to rise and the average lifespan increases, cities are getting bigger.
This poses a new set of challenges and opportunities for government and municipal planners. The increase in population means more energy, water, public service personnel, education and other services. With three million people moving into cities every week, these services are often needed before any taxes can be paid.
To better face these challenges, cities have to adapt and become smarter about how they use existing resources. Advances in technology are permitting city planners more opportunities to maximize resources and providing a new lease on life for aging physical infrastructures. Cities contain many objects that receive, collect and transmit data, including traffic lights and air pollution stations.
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