Smart City // Dumb City

The smart city comes with numerous benefits, from more adaptive mobility systems to enhanced service coordination, but when does a smart city turn dumb? In an insightful article, New Scientist looks at how technological advances have not been matched by similar security improvements. So far, cities have stayed one step ahead of hackers, but these vulnerabilities present a serious challenge to cities. They also present a valuable opportunity for integrated city-making firms.

Mitchell Reardon

Mitchell Reardon is the TH!NK by IBI blog curator, a land use planner and urban experimenter. His interdisciplinary work centres on people and how they live, work and move through the city. Mitchell is enjoying life in Vancouver, after 6 years of living and working in Stockholm, Sweden. Catch up with him on Twitter: @MitchellReardon

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