ICT is the key to a smart city
Last week I attended the New Cities Summit in Paris, where discussions about how to achieve a socially, economically and environmentally sustainable urban future took place. I was impressed with the wide range of representatives from the worlds of business, policy, technology, infrastructure, finance, government, civil society, philanthropy and academia. This highlighted to me how important it is that we collaborate when building the cities of the future.
Digital infrastructure will help connect people and businesses and enable innovations and new solutions that will improve the efficiency of physical infrastructure, including roads, water supply, wastewater and emergency services. Mobile broadband will bring about solutions such as e-health, m-commerce, telecommuting, video meetings and more.
Today, Ericsson is involved in cutting-edge smart city projects all around the world – for example, the Stockholm Royal Seaport project, for which Ericsson is ICT advisor.
In this video, Staffan Lorentz, Head of Development, Stockholm Royal Seaport, talks about the project: