On my last train trip with the Eurostar from London to Amsterdam, I read an article in the on-board magazine about the best examples of smart cities in Europe. While I had heard about the term ‘smart city’ before, I was surprised to read about some of the initiatives that were launched right here in Europe to make the world around us a bit more efficient and improving the quality of life for everyone in those places at the same time.
Went I got home, I did some research and found that half of the world’s population lives in urban areas. Not only that, but it is said that by 2050, this number will increase to about two thirds of the world’s population. That’s crazy! I am a big fan of (big) cities and have lived in Amsterdam, Sydney and London, so I was really curious to find out what life in the city will look like in the future.
To get a glimpse, read my article for Space Nation about 5 innovative destinations that are improving the lives of their citizens and visitors by using smart technology.
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