Technology and Connectivity
The rise and growth of smart cities is a global phenomenon that incorporates advances in infrastructure, transportation, urban mobility, sustainability, and a host of other areas. Technology and connectivity allow cities to integrate their services, providing better outcomes and standards of living for their citizens. One of the benefits of smart cities is that they facilitate upward mobility by providing connections and tools that allow people to enhance their lives. Baltimore’s B’Smart proposal is great example of these efforts, as it focuses on transportation networks that provide access to opportunity for some of the city’s most economically challenged neighborhoods.