Nobel summit builds on making smart cities more sustainable
Carlo Ratti, architect and director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Senseable City Lab, has a simple definition of what a smart city is. A smart city is one where the internet is used to interact with citizens to collect data “to understand and design the way cities are run.”
In the wider scope of things, the definition of a smart city is still unclear. However, most opinions agree that the reduction of greenhouse gases and pollutants are an important facet.
According to Ratti, the way we interact with smart cities will change, rather than their physical appearance. For example, while services like Uber are considered smart technology, transitioning to electric public transit, environmentally friendly waste and recycling program will yield an ideal smart city.