Faced with rising citizen expectations, shrinking budgets, and the imperative of sustainability, cities around the world are seeking a better future by embracing data, digitization, and ecosystem collaboration. In parallel, the Smart City movement is moving beyond pilot projects and reaching the core infrastructure and budgets of IT. Leading cities are embracing a citizen-centric ethos and using technology as a means to create physical and digital services that are fit for the 21st century.
Public infrastructure underpins great urban centres and communities. Yet the delivery of these projects has changed little for half a century, leading to budget losses and operational inefficiencies, making it difficult to meet rising citizen expectations. This is driving the shift to digital to better manage complex portfolios and improve asset management for both new and ageing infrastructure. With new mobility solutions and 5G on the horizon, the future of infrastructures is being reimagined.