People-focused Smart Cities (UN-Habitat)

The world is rapidly urbanizing. In 2008, the important milestone of more than 50 percent of the world’s population living in urban areas was reached, a figure
that is estimated to rise to 70 percent by 2050. At the same time, the world is rapidly becoming more digital. Data, artificial intelligence, connectivity and the new digital economy are shaping the future of our societies. Digital technologies have the potential to serve people, improve public services and working conditions. But persistent digital divides remain, and the digital revolution must be directed and governed in a democratic and inclusive way.

Source: People-focused Smart Cities - UN-Habitat

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