We do not have to choose between technology and people. ICT holds the key to making future cities more dynamic and inclusive, says John Rossant, founder and chairman of the New Cities Foundation.
Cities are the ultimate symbol of the human ability to cooperate, and emerging collaborative models and tools will be the keys to creating opportunities and meeting challenges in the connected cities of both today and tomorrow.
Hiroyasu Asami, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Smart-Life Business Division for NTT DOCOMO, talks about how the Japanese operator has faced the challenges and opportunities that smartphones create in terms of services, and how he expects the company’s services to develop in the future.
In what ways will developments in ICT, such as intelligent networks and the cloud, most shape life in 21st-century megacities? With most of humanity living in cities – and so many in megacities – how do you see the evolution of how we interact with each other?
At Ericsson ConsumerLab, our consumer research looks at how specific cultural expectations may shift ICT onto different developmental trajectories in various cities around the world.
Together, the smartphone and connectivity provide a universal payment tool that is secure, interoperable and convenient. This has added a crucial layer to the existing trade infrastructure, transforming it into a connected marketplace.
John Rossant, Founder and Chairman of the New Cities Foundation discusses the successes and failures in cities.
UN-Habitat, the UN's leading agency on cities, will collaborate for the next three years with Ericsson to define how broadband can help alleviate the challenges of urbanization.