If urban residents are to get the services they require in the future, there will be a need to adopt 'smart city' practices.
"Smart cities are a necessity in a finite world with a growing, increasingly urbanised population. They have the potential to revolutionise every aspect of daily life, including transport, food, housing, healthcare and education. In doing so, they will seek to decouple growth and well-being from greenhouse gas emissions. At their nexus will be the internet of things and the multiple business opportunities it offers, from smart thermostats to intelligent traffic control. Visionary investors will provide capital for the new world economy, allowing people to enjoy many of its potential benefits."
- Hervé Duteil - Managing Director & CSR Regional Coordinator for BNP Paribas North America
Original article by L'Atelier
L'Atelier has been BNP Paribas Group's technology and innovation tracking unit for more than 35 years. With offices in Paris, San Francisco & Shanghai, its prospective vision and extensive experience in understanding the digital economy, L'Atelier BNP Paribas is strategically placed to help the BNP Paribas Group and its clients enable their digital transformation.