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Smart Urban Areas


The world’s population is growing. More than half of people already live in cities. They generate over 60 percent of economic output and are responsible for more than 70 percent of greenhouse gases. In the years ahead, these trends will intensify and urbanisation will see huge increases. Cities will become city- scapes, partly due to the growing expansion of individual megacities, but primarily because previously separate cities will merge to form urban regions. The widespread introduction of information and communication technology and smart applications in these urban regions will be one of the biggest challenges of the future. This will give rise to smart urban areas where the majority of people will live in the future.