Smart cities
Smart cities

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Smart cities

4.5 How should smart cities develop?

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Figure 6 Developing ideas

This week you’ve learned what smart cities are, and how they might help cities to tackle the challenges they and their citizens face. You’ve explored some diverse approaches being taken by cities, and you’ve been introduced to some tools and techniques that will help you to develop your smart cities project. You’ve also started to consider opportunities and challenges that cities face in deploying smart city initiatives.

You learned earlier this week about the core elements of developing a smart city. What are your views on these? Do you think some are more important than others?

Activity 3 Thinking about privacy

Timing: Allow about 10 minutes

Do you have any concerns about the sustainability, privacy or ethical issues related to smart cities? You’ll learn more as the course progresses but it would be helpful to capture your views now and see if they change by the end.

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