There is a growing wave of migration at two levels – rural-urban migration and cross-border migration internationally. One aspect which is important to this migration from a sustainability perspective is Smart City. Smart City has primarily emphasised infrastructure automation but not integration across towers. cSMART can help city administrators achieve effectiveness and efficiency in universal access to services.
Percentage of people living in cities in different years globally
The top 600 urban centres generate 60% of global GDP and in the future, 80% of economic growth will be generated in cities; cities now vie with each other to attract businesses and talent and become sustainable from all three viewpoints – people, planet and economics.