Smart cities, where technologies in traditional IT (e.g. PCs, smart phones, tablets, applications, Internet of things, etc) links with technology in things (e.g. Street lights, parking lots, waste management, signs, traffic lights, air conditioning, cars) to improve services, sustainability and livability. A great merger of IT and OT (operational technology)..but also one that present great threats.
In the end it will occur as people demand more for less, and cities look to creat competitive edges, and yet in amongst it all people and companies will thrive or fear that which all this brings. It will make it easier to manage (and control) centrally cities and regions….