Voices on Infrastructure: Turning the smart city opportunity into reality
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Voices on Infrastructure: Turning the smart city opportunity into reality

Implementing digital solutions on a citywide scale requires vision and persistence—which is why this issue of Voices brings together multiple case studies from around the globe. Mayors, experts, technology leaders, and residents themselves all have a role to play. We hope these perspectives help guide decision makers in shaping the smart cities of the future.

Articles in this issue


Yangpu Waterfront: From rustbelt to brainbelt

– Plans are afoot to transform this Shanghai district into a world-class innovation hub. Here’s how leaders hope to overcome challenges in an emerging city and bring their vision to life.

Combating the challenges of urbanization in emerging markets: Lessons from India

– India’s smart-city program offers a road map for cities working to prepare for mass urbanization with limited funds.

Putting citizens first: How Latin American cities can be smart

– For Latin America’s cities to remain competitive, they must understand their citizens’ experiences and needs—and design policies accordingly.

Building smart transport in Moscow

– Moscow addressed its road and public transit congestion problems and developed one of the world’s smartest and most-used public transportation systems. Here’s how.

Dan Doctoroff on how we’ll realize the promise of urban innovation

– To prepare cities for the future, we need to develop and deploy the services that will power them. It will take political courage, foresight, and coordination.

Smart city resilience: Digitally empowering cities to survive, adapt, and thrive

– In the age of the smart city, leaders must adapt their resilience strategy to match their evolving risk profile—otherwise they risk building a smarter but more fragile city.