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Introducing the ‘smart city’

In this video, Karsten Schulz introduces the concept of the ‘smart’ city.

In this video step you will be introduced to the concept of the ‘smart’ city and learn how advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence and big data analytics can be used to advance urban adaptation.

The ‘smart city’ promises to reduce the complexities of sustainable urban development and adaptation through the collection and subsequent analysis of large amounts of data via sensors and the internet. From buildings and mobility to the provision of utilities, goods and services such as improved waste management – digital technologies pervade the ‘smart city’.

After watching the ‘smart city’ video, you may also want to visit the website of the G20 Global Smart Cities Alliance on Technology Governance to gain more information about ‘smart city’ technologies. Explore the website, and try to answer the following question: Why is governance needed for the ethical and responsible use of smart city technologies?

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