Smart Cities

Do Smart Cities Work in Developing Countries?

Since the Indian government announced their 100 Smart Cities Mission in 2015, industry media channels have been flooded with news on the latest city selected and the next technology to be implemented. Other populous developing countries, like Egypt and Indonesia, are now following India’s smart cities policy with ambitious projects at their own scale, each striving for advanced urban development when much of their population lacks basic services. Smart cities have the capacity to improve basic services and develop advanced applications at the same time, while fostering equality and economic development but, as the first Indian cities reach their five-year smart renovation, many reports find more failures than successes from the ambitious initiative. As much as 49% of 5,196 projects for which work orders were issued across the 100 smart cities remain unfinished, as per government data, while in the 33 cities which have ended their five-year duration, 42% of projects are incomplete, according to Business […]

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