Great overview of how different cities around the world are 'smart'.

Also an interesting take on how to develop smart cities, using design as the main driver: Ultimately, though, it's not enough for a city just to have "smart" technologies. "We need to use cognitive designing as well -- citizens should be involved in design of their cities," Schmitt says. "Technology will just extend and support human sensors." 2016, then, will not just be the year of smart, but of transhuman cities.

Also an interesting take on how to develop smart cities, using design as the main driver:

Ultimately, though, it's not enough for a city just to have "smart" technologies. "We need to use cognitive designing as well -- citizens should be involved in design of their cities," Schmitt says. "Technology will just extend and support human sensors." 2016, then, will not just be the year of smart, but of transhuman cities. #smart

http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2016-01/11/smart-city-planning-permission

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