Let's design Smart Cities with what we already have on hand

What if cities already have the infrastructure they need to become smart? What if the challenges are more cultural than technological? Fábio Duarte is an expert in urban planning and mobility, he is, among others, a senior researcher at the MIT Senseable City Lab and a consultant for the World Bank in transport and land use planning. He says we need to go beyond flashy technology projects and make the most of what we already have: this is his "Flintstone" approach to smart cities. This approach allows him to avoid the major pitfalls and propose original projects such as a fleet of autonomous boats in the Amsterdam canals or a cheap and operational large-scale way to test millions of Americans for COVID-19 ... through sewage systems.

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