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Innovative Technologies That Drive The Smart Cities

Hello Folks! Smart cities revolve around the idea of using new, connective technologies to make urban
Innovative Technologies That Drive The Smart Cities
By Vignesh Kaushik • Issue #20 • View online
Hello Folks!
Smart cities revolve around the idea of using new, connective technologies to make urban living more efficient, cost-effective and more environmentally friendly. The smart city industry is projected to be a $400 billion market by 2020, with 600 cities worldwide. These cities are expected to generate about 60% of the world’s GDP by 2025, according to McKinsey research. 
Building the infrastructure needed for a smart city is resulting in a demand for new job roles with new skill sets. Cities are becoming more willing to collaborate with academia and the private sector to create opportunities for localized innovation by setting up Urban Incubators. As Architects and Urban Planners, we can leverage the core skills we have with our knowledge of how buildings & cities function and add value to such incubators. But we definitely need to raise our game in understanding cutting-edge technology. 
The focus of this week’s TGIC is to look in-depth into some of the ingenious technology solutions produced by startups and citizen-led efforts, that drive innovation in the big smart cities. 
Until next week,
Vignesh Kaushik, Computational BIM Specialist
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Video: Underground Infrastructure Mapping (UIM) Platform
Video: Underground Infrastructure Mapping (UIM) Platform
Explore Downtown Miami on the browser in 3D
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Smart Law Enforcement Technology
Video: Shotspotter Gunfire Alert and Analysis
Video: Shotspotter Gunfire Alert and Analysis
Smart Natural Resources Management Technology
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Blue: Tree cover gain; Pink: Tree cover loss
Smart Transportation Management Technology
Video: Browser-based Transit Planning Platform
Video: Browser-based Transit Planning Platform
Video: Surtrac's scalable network of sensors
Video: Surtrac's scalable network of sensors
Smart Waste Management Technology
Smart Bin Dashboard for Jurong Region, Singapore
Smart Bin Dashboard for Jurong Region, Singapore
Smart Resilience Technology
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