Metropolitan Policy Program

Smart Cities

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Getting Smarter About Smart Cities

April 23, 2014, Robert Puentes and Adie Tomer

Over the last five years, the concept of the technology-driven “smart city” has captured the imagination of public, private, and nonprofit leaders alike. Yet for the rapid rise in interest, smart city implementation has failed to meet both private sector ambitions and public sector expectations. Robert Puentes and Adie Tomer argue that smart cities will only come about with smart policy guidance and provide a framework to achieve their promise.

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