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Intelligent cities

How can we create cities able to adapt to urbanisation, climate change and disruptive technologies, while driving economic, environmental and social value?

The concept of smart cities is no longer limited to the diffusion of new technologies. So, the technology is the tool, not the result.

Elisabet Viladecans-Marsal
Director of the smart cities research programme, University of Barcelona

Hong Kong apartment blocks
A lack of accommodation for older people is set to be the next great housing crisis

The number of people aged over 60 is expected to more than triple by 2100, rising from 962 million in 2017 to 3.1 billion in 2100.

UN World Population Prospects

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Hong Kong skyscraper
The world's urban population is set to rise to 6.3 billion by 2050, according to the UN

There are projected to be 200 billion smart devices connected to the Internet of Things by 2020, up from two billion in 2006.

IDC, Intel, United Nations