An estimated 82% of people in North America now live in urban areas, according to research from Grayline Group, and those city dwellers are demanding more services and amenities from the communities where they are buying homes and putting down roots.
In response, cities are getting smarter.
They are hiring chief innovation officers and are adopting smart technologies to connect citizens with their surroundings in innovative ways offering more convenience, safety and savings.
Here are 10 North American cities investing in some of the coolest smart tech today.
San Diego is all about efficiency and connectivity. The city has installed tens of thousands of LED street lights and hundreds of sensors to improve traffic flow, cut energy waste and slash operating costs.
Golden Saint Technologies (LON:GST) builds on the profitable ICT business of its Singaporean subsidiary EMS Wiring Systems, which has been supplying governments and large private organisations with intelligent building solutions for the last 28 years. GST’s strategy is to develop solutions to meet the needs of the ICT industry, acting on the surging opportunities in the technology and innovation sectors – Data Centres, Intelligent Buildings, Smart Cities and the Internet of Things – and particularly targeting emerging markets where the demand for ICT infrastructure is rapidly increasing.