IoT Smart Cities

Following this week’s lecture, I became fascinated with Ericsson’s smart home. After some research, I have discovered another aspect of Internet of Things – smart cities. McLaren & Agyeman 2015 define the smart city concept as an urban area that uses different types of electronic data collection sensors to supply information which is used to manage assets and resources efficiently. Smart cities use new technologies and data management to achieve sustainable development and adapt to the rise in urbanization. Smart city spending worldwide is estimated to reach about $81 billion globally in 2018. (Newman 2018)

Please watch this video I have created, which explains the smart city concept further, using Seoul, South Korea as an example:



McLaren, D & Agyeman, J 2015, Sharing cities, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.

Newman L 2018, The Sensors That Power Smart Cities Are a Hacker’s Dream, Wired, <>.


2 thoughts on “IoT Smart Cities”

  1. Hey Michael,

    Great blog post! I really liked how you used the city of Seoul as an example of the widespread and multiple uses of technology in the age of the internet of things. In doing this, you have grounded a rather futuristic concept in realism, allowing your reader to better understand the new technological landscape.

    As for your remediation, you have done very well! A simple, yet informative video with real world examples such as the roads that supply energy to the vehicles that travel upon them. Again, this adds to your discussion and helps your audience understand the new projected paradigm.

    While researching this week’s topic, I came across an interesting article that I found really helpful. You can check it out here:

    Keep up the good work!
    —Josh 🙂

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  2. Wow I never knew that about Seoul, pretty cool! I think the idea of smart and electric roads is really interesting. I’m sure it’ll definitely be a technology that becomes common in cities all around the world in the future. The concept of being able to charge an electric vehicle on the move really fascinates me.

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