There is no doubt that the city will be the defining feature of human geography for the 21st century. Today’s infographic from Postscapes helps define the need for smart cities, and it also gives great examples of how technology can be applied in urban settings to facilitate cities that work better for their citizens. Smart cities will use low power sensors, wireless networks, and mobile-based applications to measure and optimize everything within cities. UtilitiesSmart grids, water leakage detection, and water potability monitoring are just some smart city aspects on the utilities side. TransportIntelligent, adaptive fast lanes and slow lanes will be implemented, while charging stations through the city will power EVs. LifeThere will be citywide Wi-Fi for public use, while real-time updates will provide citizens information on traffic congestion, parking spaces, and other city amenities. Simultaneously, it’s estimated that the broad market for smart cities products and services will be worth $2.57 trillion by 2025, growing at a clip of 18.4% per year on average.
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