The pandemic is likely to accelerate new IoT initiatives and opportunities for smart innovation. Phil Beecher, President and CEO of Wi-SUN Alliance, looks at the smart city technologies that we can expect to see in the future.
Over half (56.2%) of the global population now lives in cities, according to the UN Population Division. By 2050, it’s estimated that around three-quarters of the world’s population will live in cities. Africa and Asia – which already have urban populations bigger in total than those in Europe, Latin America or North America – have been increasing their share of urban dwellers the most in the last 70 years.