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Why Smart Cities Need Smart Policies
The Internet of Things (IoT) is quickly gaining traction. It’s even finding its way into our homes, so it’s unsurprising that this same technology has found its way into city development. IoT tech. opens the possibility of seeing where people travel throughout a city and where they spend their time, making it easier for city planners to gain insight on citizen experiences. Smart cities can also help improve the health of residents by tracking diseases, fighting pollution, and making healthcare more accessible. And IoT parking systems reduce time to find parking and improve traffic flow. The Need for Smart City Policies However, while advances in IoT will make cities even smarter, safer, cleaner, and more efficient, IoT can also potentially make cities increasingly complicated—and possibly less secure. Before we see sustainable growth in smart city technology around the world, we must develop and enforce the smart city laws and policies needed to protect cities and their citizens in the new digital age.
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