Hindsight is 20/20. When asked how the smart cities movement has changed in the past five years, many city leaders describe how an early exuberance for the potential of new smart city technologies may have distracted them from their primary concern: the residents, their perspectives and their needs.
Five years ago, the smart cities movement was not focused on people, said Portland, Oregon, Smart City PDX Manager, Kevin Martin, in response to several questions from a recent Smart Cities Dive survey of the smart cities movement over the past five years. It was focused on technology that was oversold and that communities weren’t asking for, he said.
+INFO: Smart Cities Dive