Big cities need to be smarter to sustain itself. The environment, safety, utilities, transportation, and infrastructure need to be in the top form to ensure the residents are living properly. With more people moving into urban areas, aka megacities almost every week, the need for a smart city has become necessary.
There were only three megacities in 1975, namely, Tokyo, New York, and Mexico City. However, that number has risen to 21 megacities present today. As soon as 2025, the number of megacities is expected to reach 29, with 5 of them coming from Asia (Shenzhen, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Jakarta, and Lahore) two of them coming from South America (Bogota and Lima) and one African country (Kinshasa).
There has been a sudden shift in the increase of population in urban areas, forcing the city planners, businesses, and governments to vision a “smart” city. Please take a look at the following infographic as it breaks down the different anatomies of a smart city in this growing digital era and what technology shall aid the concepts and projects envisioned by the planners.
Infographic by: postscapes.com