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Building smart cities should not involve just the government, policymakers

Other players have a role. Meanwhile, the lack of a viable business model and lagging regulations impede the process: panellists

Panellists (from left) Mr Edwards, Mr de Boer, Prof Tewdwr-Jones and Mr Powell at a live recording of Perspectives, a TV programme which features discussions of issues concerning the future. Smart technology is possible for cities at any stage of development, the audience was told.


BUILDING a smart city is not just the job of a city's government and policymakers. It should also be the responsibility of businesses, academia and research, non-profit organisations, even civil society.

And across all the different players, technology and innovation have