Smart Cities Is Solution To Rapid Urbanisation: Expert

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DUBAI: Smart Cities is the main solution to cope with the multiple challenges of resource management and environment protection thrown by the rapid urbanisation, a leading expert has said.

"As the population gravitates toward urban areas, globally, we are bound to have higher air pollution, water and energy shortages, traffic congestions and issues like inadequate capacities for disposing of urban and industrial waste for long," said Hamza Achour, Marketing, Alliances & Sales Operations Manager of Smartworld - a digital smart service provider in the Middle East.

"Smart and intelligent cities are the way forward if we want to ensure superior connectivity, healthy and comfortable lifestyles for all and not be hit by scarcity of resources. Major initiatives are being taken to make cities smarter which will utilise new technology to attain their goals efficiently," Achour said.

Recently, India announced its plan to develop 100 smart cities. UK's Bristol announced 'Bristol is open' a multi- million pound experiment to create the smart city of the future. In Japan, the national government has selected 13 locations for its Eco-Model Cities scheme, he said.
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