Welcome to the age of the city. Today, more people live in cities than in rural areas, and by 2050, about 70 percent of the world’s population is expected to reside in urban areas. The explosive growth of cities and the rapid uptake of broadband are both happening at a time when the world faces serious economic, environmental and social challenges. Ensuring that our cities are creative, connected and sustainable is a major challenge but also a tremendous opportunity. By transforming our cities, we can improve the lives of billions of people along with the health and future of the planet itself.
The Networked Society City Index ranks 25 of the world’s largest cities according to their ability to transform ICT into social, economic and environmental benefits.
The Next Age of Megacities takes a closer look at how the largest cities in the world can use ICT to address their evolving challenges in a holistic, proactive and collaborative way, through a city management model.
The Networked Society City Index report explores the correlation between cities’ ICT maturity and their triple bottom line development.
Ericsson President and CEO Hans Vestberg has written an article in which he states that cities are are shaping the future more than countries.
The Connected Megacity demonstration, brings the networked city to life and highlights the benefits of collaborative and proactive practices.
Different cities – different social patterns
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