Cities have developed with the support of communities and societies, continually evolving to respond to newer urban challenges. In their current stage of development, cities are becoming smarter.
By leveraging cutting-edge technology, cities can deliver a new possibility of connected infrastructure and layers of intelligence that will continuously learn, adapt, and respond to our individual needs and consequently provide citizen-centered experiences and services.
Cities need to evolve towards empowering co-creation where all stakeholders, citizens, private sector, academia, and government take part in creating the future of their city, alongside driving civic innovation. This strategy allows the city to accelerate the impact of citizen-centered approaches, in turn, improving all inhabitants’ quality of life.
Now, Covid-19 is driving a new wave of changes, and these recent behavioral changes have created new challenges. Nevertheless, it has unlocked new opportunities for innovation both in urban and rural areas and drive further integration between these areas.
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