What is a 'Smart City'
A 'smart city' is one that is purpose-built for 21st-century living. That means offering an infrastructure that enables everyone to access modern technologies easily and cheaply, so that communities can benefit from smarter collaboration.
The London Example
In 2013, the Mayor of London Boris Johnson revealed his comprehensive 'smart city' plan. He mentioned that, in London, between 2011 and 2021, more than 800,000 homes would be built, 641,000 jobs would be created, and 600,000 additional passengers would be using the city's peak-time public transport services.