We live in an increasingly urbanised world. Currently more than 50% of the world’s population live in cities, and this is set to grow to 70% by 2050 (UN, 2014).
However, 96% of people are unaware of smart city initiatives in their own city according to a report by YouGov and Arqiva (Arqiva, 2016).
SmartCitiesWorld is hosting a 54 page report from RICS (Royal Institute of Charter Surveyors) which focuses on the interconnected agendas of smart cities, big data and open data for the built environment.
The research looks at how people in built environment professions, including architects, planners and engineers can benefit from data platforms at city level.
The research examines:
The report also highlights four city case studies in Bristol, Milton Keynes, Amsterdam and Taipei; and provides policy and practice implications.
Posted with permission of RICS