Monday, November 04, 2013

An investigation of the concept of Smart Cities

To start the week on a thoughtful note, we'd like to share this interesting program about Smart Cities, broadcast on BBC Radio 4 as part of the Digital Human series.

Every week a million more people move to live in cities. Can they cope with this constant expansion? Aleks explores whether 'Smart' cities are the answer or do they come with a hidden price of personal freedom. She visits the world's "smartest" city, Masdar in Abu Dhabi and explores the social engineering that's as much part of the design as the bricks and mortar.

To listen to the program, follow this link.