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What makes a "smarter city"?
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Embracing the Triple Bottom Line
Mar 18, 2014 Justin G14
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A key concept brought up in Boyd Cohen's lecture was that cites will be unique spaces in the 21 century because of their ability to formulate creative solutions to the problems that humanity faces. Specifically, he brings to light how many cities, out of necessity, are developing solutions to pressing issues such as inequality, overpopulation, and climate change. Even more profound is how many cities are using the cutting edge technologies and strategies we've discussed to develop solutions which cut across social, economic, and environmental areas of focus simultaneously. Therefore, to me, what makes a smarter city is not just a city with fancy technologies. It is a city which ultimately uses these technologies to create sustainable spaces that engage with the needs of their communities in terms of their economic, environmental, and social realities.


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