People of the nation are shifting into urban areas which is encouraging citizens, city planners, businesses, and governments to start looking at visions of ‘smart’ cities. Let’s have a look at the smart city anatomy to understand more.
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People are shifting into urban areas which is encouraging citizens, city planners, businesses, and governments to start looking at visions of ‘smart’ cities. We can observe this trend over centuries, in 1800 only 3% of the world population was living in cities. We have seen an increase to 29% of earth population living back in 1950 in urban areas, a massive explosion in development. Back in 2008, we reached the first time 50% of all world population living in urban areas. By 2040 we expect more than 65% of people will live in cities. All this facts and more we can read in great infographic put together from the team of Postscapes. The Smart City Anatomy has changed a lot since this times, no doubt on this.
The world is urbanized and we see 1.3 million people on a weekly base moving into cities. The results are MEGACITIES with more than 10+ million people. We count as of today 21, Tokyo leading with over 35+ million people. If we look a little back in time we find 1975 only 3 cities above 10+ million, New York, Tokyo, and Mexico City.
“The 19th century was the century of empires, the 20th century was a century of nation states and the 21st century will be the century of cities.” – Former Denver Mayor W.Webb