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American City & County: The New Cloud Over Smart Cities

American City & County: The New Cloud Over Smart Cities While 66 percent of U.S. cities are currently investing in smart city technologies, and 25 percent of those without smart city systems are exploring how to embrace this new frontier, there still is the question about the definition of a “smart city.” There are many definitions and facets to a smart city, but the underlying theme should be connected cities. The new “urban cloud” connects sensors and cameras, and citizens and government. Smart cities are always essentially connected. Connected cities use data from social networks, mobile applications and IoT sensors

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