Humanity’s future rests on the safety, sustainability, resilience and equity of its urban communities and transport networks. But, in many places, the delivery of public infrastructure projects has barely changed in half a century. With budgets shrinking, citizen expectations rising, and systemic environmental shocks becoming more frequent, new approaches are urgently needed.
The solution? Around the world, cities are embracing the use of data, digital tools, and collaboration across their ecosystems. Smart City initiatives are moving past pilots and scaling up into core infrastructure and IT projects. And public leaders are recognizing that human-centered design is a critical part of building future communities that truly work for people. With new digital platforms, mobility solutions, and 5G connectivity rapidly advancing, leaders are reimagining cities, networks and communities for the needs of the 21st Century.