The film, “Thinking Cities,” focuses on how cities are using Information Communications Technology (ICT) to start to come up with these solutions. It highlights interesting projects in cities like Boston, Seattle, and Stockholm where ICT is being used right now to address issues like waste, energy use, and civic engagement.
What’s exciting is how ICT, or “thinking cities,” can help us understand the urban world in ways that were impossible to know before. With this knowledge, the idea is to detect inefficiencies in our city systems in order to use less resources and make our cities run more smoothly. That’s the goal anyway. Cities are still figuring out the best ways to use all the data that is collected with these new technologies, but it’s encouraging to see the progress cities are making to find smart solutions to complex urban issues.
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