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A 'smart city' has to be green, sustainable and liveable

Singapore

THREE-QUARTERS of the world's population will live in cities by 2050, according to the United Nations. The question of what kind of cities the people of 2050 will find themselves living in was tackled at the recently concluded World Cities Summit (WCS) here.

The general consensus was that a "smart city" would be one that is green, sustainable and liveable.

"The ultimate achievement for a city is to earn unconditional respect from people all over the world, for our people, our city and our country," said Liu Thai Ker, chairman of the Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC), during his closing remarks.

He told delegates that a city, which was in a way the largest piece of industrial design made...

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