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Smart Cities



Why cities need to become smart now

regional concerns

Sufficient fresh water; universal access to cleaner energy; the ability to travel efficiently from one point to another; a sense of safety and security: these are the kinds of promises modern cities must fulfil if they are to stay competitive and provide a decent quality of life to their citizens.


By 2050, 66% of the world’s population is expected to live in urban areas.

The challenge will be to supply these populations with basic resources like safe food, clean water and sufficient energy, while also ensuring overall economic, social and environmental sustainability. Already today, cities consume around 70% of all energy produced globally, while generating 70% of world GDP. More…

Smart City Resources

  • IEC White Paper
  • IEC White Paper
  • IEC Smart Cities Brochure
  • Cities minifilm
  • Systems Evaluation Group on Smart Cities (SEG1)
  • IEC Technical Committees working on Smart Cities
  • e-tech articles on Smart Cities