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IoT Applications in Smart Cities: New York and Chicago

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  • Can New York and Chicago’s smart city projects improve quality of life and solve the impending massive infrastructure strain for urbanites?
  • Here in the U.S. both New York City and Chicago are taking big steps forward in terms of channeling resources and energies into become smarter.
  • Along with major developments in New York and Chicago, which rely heavily on IoT tech, the emergence of smart cities as the technology base of the future innovation was all the talk during this year’s SXSW in Austin.
  • Smart city projects can lose sight of why cities became the home of the industrial, technological, and sociological revolutions of the last few centuries: The people themselves.
  • Keeping up with rapid population growth will not be easy, especially for the world’s biggest cities—like New York and Chicago.

Here in the U.S. both New York City and Chicago are taking big steps forward in terms of channeling resources and energies into become smarter.

Can New York and Chicago’s smart city projects improve quality of life and solve the impending massive infrastructure strain for urbanites?

These days, city living has never been more popular. According to the World Health Organization, urban citizenry accounted for more than half of the world’s populace in 2014—and by 2017, it’s estimated that the majority of people will live in urban areas, even in less developed countries.

As urban population growth continues to gain momentum, forecasters are projecting city-living will outstrip global population growth by 2030. As these numbers reach new heights, simply building more high-rise towers in every city around the globe won’t be enough to solve the impending infrastructure strain.

Cities need to become more adaptable and structurally sound—basically, cities must become smarter. With the rise of the digital age and the explosive growth of the Internet of Things industry, the implementation of smart cities allows these metropolitan areas to adapt to new challenges. From the ordinary, everyday concerns like parking availability and trash collection to the more pressing concerns such as water scarcity and environmental monitoring, the smart city revolution is certainly on its way.

Here in the U.S. both New York City and Chicago are taking big steps forward in terms of channeling resources and energies into become smarter.

The recent partnership between the NYU Center for Urban Science and…

IoT Applications in Smart Cities: New York and Chicago