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Smart Cities: Mapping Current Technologies, Funding New Developments - Canadian Tech News
Smart Cities: Mapping Current Technologies, Funding New Developments By: Lee Rickwood April 15, 2019 Smart cities are an urban network of things (mostly data sensors, information processing and transmission technologies) designed and deployed to gather up their key enabler: big data. Tracking and analyzing the actions and activities of city residents, workers and visitors means that city managers and urban planners can provide services and supports when and where they are most needed. From scheduling garbage pick-ups to freeing up captured rain water to managing transportation flow and planning budgets, it’s the smart use of data — in some cases, real-time data — that will make the city a smarter and better place to live. Those are the predictions, at any rate. New reports about the smart city show great opportunities and significant dangers are not just coming, they are here already: one new report actually maps the technologies that have already been deploy..