Smart Cities: Ordinary Citizens Were The Missing Link All Along

+ A single tweet from a student in Seoul reduced annual car trips by 2.3m +

It’s easy to feel alienated from the smart city conversation when all you hear about are hi-tech concepts like self-driving cars and artificial intelligence. But so far, the lessons learned from actually building a smart city have taught us that we have to start with the people first. Mistakes were made when cities bought into expensive technologies before working out what they were going to be used for. In Amsterdam, the citizens are providing not just the ideas, but the funding, talent and expertise to create the smart city solutions that are really needed.