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Smart cities promise great things through urban digitisation: real-time responses to logistical challenges that stem from ever-expanding urban areas; benefits for the education and health system; boosts in political participation; advances for the sharing economy.
What’s new on this topic today? Which opportunities arise through urban connectivity and what limitations (still) exist? Which goals are we setting and which ethical issues must we face in this context?