Author | Patricia LicerasLarge cities are usually characterised by a dynamism that conceals highly complex social structures and services. One only has to think of the millions of people living in large cities, or of schools, offices, shops, hospitals or transport systems. Any changes to these aspects affect many others. That is why the work of urban planners is so complicated.However, thanks to Big Data, the Internet of Things, cloud computing and virtual reality, it is now possible to transfer the complicated system of a city to the digital world, enabling town planners to test solutions without taking too many risks. This is the case in the city-state of Singapore, a continuous urban laboratory and world innovation centre, where experts are working with its digital twin.
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