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, <https://www.wired.com/story/sensor-hubs-smart-cities-vulnerabilities-hacks/>.