Smart Cities are growing rapidly, keeping pace with the expansion of the Internet of Things and its impact on municipal services all over the world. To this day, there still isn’t much of a consensus on how to define “Smart City”. Most definitions, however, describe using information technology, most notably the Internet of Things, to improve how cities are run and the quality of life for residents.
The underlying idea of using technology to improve the quality of life may be simple, but it’s also an abstract and partly subjective concept. A vast range of cities across the world are attempting to deploy IoT technology to reimagine urban living and are adopting an array of strategies to do so.
These are some of the smartest smart cities in the world:
- Helsinki, Finland.
- Seattle, US.
- London, UK.
- Toronto, Canada.
- Barcelona, Spain.
- Tokyo, Japan.
- Oslo, Norway.
- Seoul, South Korea.
Over the past couple of years, worldwide awareness of the potential of smart cities has grown immensely. Countries, nations, cities and governments have realized that they can improve the lives of millions of citizens with the opportunities that digital transformation and revolutionary technology offer.