Information Technologies RSS

  Smart cities: 7 digital solutions with social impact 

Print Share

Although cities occupy just 3% of the Earth's land, they consume 60-80% of its energy and account for 75% of its carbon emissions. The United Nations dedicates one of its sustainable development goals (SDGs) to the problems and threats facing cities and metropolitan areas. Specifically, SDG #11 is to "make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable" by 2030.

Technology can play a key role in meeting this goal and making sure that no one is left behind, say Philip Muller and Joan Fontrodona in this CaixaBank Chair of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Notebook on smart cities and smart citizenship. In this edition, they explore technology, privacy and urban development.

Here are seven examples of digital solutions with positive social impact for cities:

This article is based on:  Smart cities y ciudadanía inteligente. Tecnología, privacidad y desarrollo
Year:  2020
Language:  Spanish