22 Feb '12, 1pm

Amsterdam, Stockholm Among Models for Smart Cities of the Future

Amsterdam, Stockholm Among Models for Smart Cities of the Future

At first blush, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Masdar and Singapore might not seem to have a lot in common. But they are among the seven cities that can serve as models for the smart urban centers that are needed as more and more of the world's population become city dwellers. Today 52 percent of global population lives in cities. By 2050, that percentage is projected to grow to 70 percent, placing demands on cities that far outstrip the current capabilities of most urban centers. "Technology will play a central role in determining whether future cities are harmonious, vibrant and sustainable or discontented, wasteful and unsustainable," says a recent report from Lux Research . "Efficient future cities will integrate technologies to reduce their environmental impacts while sustainably coping with growing populations." GreenBiz Group calls that vision of connected, smart urban cente...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2012/02/22/amsterdam-stockho...

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