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Week 4: Infrastructure, technology and data

Introduction

Take a look this week into what smart infrastructure is, and some of the applications of technology, sensors and data. Move your smart cities project another step forward by looking for the types of technology and data that might help address your smart city problem.

Lorraine is back to immerse you in the world of smart infrastructure, connected objects and data that lies behind smart cities.

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By the end of this week, you should be able to:

  • describe what smart infrastructure is and the benefits and challenges of its design, construction and management
  • discuss how sensors are used in smart cities and identify some privacy and security issues associated with them
  • explore the role of open, shared and closed data in smart cities.