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Can smart city tech be sustainable?

“About 70 percent of the world’s population will live in an urban area by 2050, and more than 80 percent of the global GDP comes from urban areas, said Karen Lightman, executive director of Metro21: Smart Cities Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. Yet, Lightman added that more than 70 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions also come from urban energy demands. . . .

“City of Pittsburgh Chief Resiliency Officer Grant Ervin said it’s important for the city to have these conversations as the rapid development of 5G technology will soon prove a “game changer.” He said Pittsburgh needs to take a close look at it’s five-year plan and ensure that the smart city initiatives it’s integrating are applied sustainably and strategically.”

FULL STORY published March 7, 2019 via Pittsburgh Business Times