eBook: 2030 smart communities

Envisioning new possibilities for state and local governments.

Johannesburg, 07 Jun 2019
Read time 1min 10sec

One thing governments need to prepare themselves for is the increasing density of their communities. For example, cities around the world are expected to grow exponentially, with projections showing that urbanisation, combined with the overall growth of the world’s population, will add approximately 2 billion people to cities by 2030. You don’t have to be great at math to visualise how this might add to the time of your morning commute, to the number of students in classrooms, or to the stacks of public records.

On the flip side, with urban areas bursting at the seams, state and local governments will also want to keep citizens in more isolated areas in mind, so no population goes underserved. These are concerns that call for creative solutions. Investments are already being made. However, state and local leaders don’t need to stop there. There are opportunities to go beyond improving citizen services. By using digital technologies, you can completely re-imagine those services while creating new job opportunities.

In this eBook, we’ll explore how state and local governments can go further, connecting services through the cloud, mobile and wearable devices, the Internet of things and more. Uniting these services will generate more data, which will be key to creating smarter communities.