What is often a number one concern when you’re choosing a neighborhood to live in? What are you acutely aware of when visiting an unfamiliar city, or even hyper-vigilant about as you walk through your own streets at night? Your safety.
It’s easy to see how self driving cars will redefine the way we travel, revolutionize safety on the road, and possibly spell disaster for the (human-driven) taxi industry. But the cars of the future will also have a profound effect on the cities we call home.
Truly useful smart cities are about more than just flexing our technological muscles. They’re about people, about improving your life and my life on a tangible, daily basis.
It’s now no secret that Nigeria is fast climbing to prominence. Of course, the real heart of Nigerian development lies with individual people and the opportunities available to them.
Our country is perfectly poised for an explosion of growth in the real estate sector. Estimates from the United States show that building an average single family house creates almost 3 new jobs, or enough to keep three people employed full time for an entire year.
“Smart city” has become a buzzword in recent years as cities across the globe have started to integrate smart technologies with their infrastructure and policy decisions. But what exactly is a smart city?