Urban Intelligence Rising: Why Smart Cities Are Better Cities

Since the 1990s, the term “big data” has echoed through industry like the sound of dripping water in a cave. What began as a trickle eventually became a torrent. Now, its true potential is finally becoming clear. And nowhere more so than in cities.

Cities around the world are replacing educated guesses with data-based decisions that are better for citizens and for the environment. In the process, they’re building an entirely new type of infrastructure that marries bits and bytes with steel and stone.