“Smart City” brings to mind visions of grand, futuristic looking scenes: perhaps a moving sidewalk with a high-speed railway and crop of wind turbines turning in the scenery. But the reality is that smart cities are just cities that are adopting innovative, technology-driven solutions to improve the efficiency of their city; no moving sidewalks necessary. Here are 10 smart cities in the U.S. that are leading the pack.
By 2025, an estimated 58% of the world’s population will be living in urban areas and 26 cities around the world are expected to be smart cities. 2025 is not the distant future; smart cities are a function of the present.