Preventing Smart Cities from Becoming Dumb Cities

There is a global obsession with SmartCities forming, Frost & Sullivan predicting their global market value at $1.565tn by 2020 yet in many ways it’s still an ill-defined concept. The simple argument is what is the purpose and outcome of a SmartCity, is it health, wealth, knowledge? If it’s just efficiency for the machine then it misses the point of where we are going as a society. After much reading, thinking, speaking, discussing and observing in 2016 here are some key points I aim to raise to enliven the conversation of developing truly human centric smart cities:

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Light & Cognition

Light has become a unique point of interest within the built environment on three fronts; sustainability, mental health, and cost. It is the element that, can create a win/win/win situation, allowing an organisation to enhance the mental wellbeing of people in a particular environment, reduce electricity usage and save on building costs. However, this not the complete picture, there is one more missing component.

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