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Digital Subscriptions > Cities Today > Cities Today CC March 2018 > Why CIOs and CTOs must take centre stage on digital planning

Why CIOs and CTOs must take centre stage on digital planning

By Dr Alan R. Shark, Executive Director, Public Technology Institute, and Associate Professor, George Mason University Schar School of Policy & Government, US
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Yet far fewer individuals would agree on a single definition as to what is meant by ‘smart cities’. Many, like myself, are more comfortable with first identifying the key elements of a smart city, which I have identified as:

Most observers would agree that the term ‘smart cities’ is much more than a fad.

1. Smart transport.

2. Smarter digital infrastructure (digitisation).

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