Smart cities in Africa require intelligent planning and an active citizenry

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15 May Smart cities in Africa require intelligent planning and an active citizenry

Smart cities in an African context require intelligent planning and an active citizenry rather than the overlay of technological solutions more applicable to international markets such as Europe.

This was the message from Paragon Founding Director Henning Rasmuss, a key speaker at the Bigen Smart City Conference on 9 May in Pretoria. The conference focused on main issues such as harnessing smart urbanism to drive transformation of cities, bridging the digital divide in sustainable development in the information age, and how best to realise urban mobility.

Source: EngineeringNews