How Asia Pacific Is Embracing The Smart City Revolution

This is the latest in a series of policies rolled out to support the Smart Nation vision- Singapore’s version of a smart city plan – that aims to integrate technology into everyday living. Eight Asian cities were listed among the top 20 spots in the recently released global smart city index 2017 by Juniper research. The result has been a massive surge in spending on smart city technology. 4 billion set aside for smart cities by Asia Pacific cities alone. “Developments in smart city technologies will have a significant impact on how we use urban space,” says Albert Ovidi, chief operating officer, JLL Asia Pacific. In the area of sustainability, Tokyo is embracing the possibilities of technology and real estate to lead in sustainable energy solutions, and its smart city strategy is focused largely on improve its energy security and efficiency. As more APAC cities continue to boost their smart city infrastructure, the easier it will be for companies to roll out new technological applications.


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