Developing smart cities

Author(s): G.D. Thomas, C. Bodimeade
Published in ReNew Canada, July/August 2018, Vol.16, no.4.

Abstract

No one would dispute that population growth is changing the way people live. The developing world particularly is experiencing a huge transition from rural to urban life. For example, India is moving from a predominantly agricultural society to an urban one, and doing it in the space of one generation. The United Nations expects that between 2016 and 2030, the number of cities with 500,000 inhabitants or more will grow by 80 per cent in Africa and 30 per cent in Asia. Think of the demand that will create for housing, public works, transportation, services, and products.