Cities as Living Laboratories: The Smart City Projects of Amsterdam, Singapore, and Barcelona

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Cities have become living laboratories for innovative architecture, urban design, and sustainable practices. They serve as economic growth and productivity centers, with governments providing services and infrastructure to a concentrated population. However, the increasing population densities and resource scarcity pose complex challenges.

In response, cities function as experimental grounds for exploring and evaluating new architectural and urban design ideas in real-world settings, aiming to create sustainable and resilient urban environments. This paradigm shift redefines the relationship between architecture, community, and the built environment.

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