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Technologists are exploring ways to make cities smarter, healthier and more scalable – happy news for a rapidly urbanizing world. Economist Films spotlights three cities with dramatic technological narratives: Seoul, Nairobi and Boston. getAbstract suggests this globe-trotting documentary to investors, tech innovators and city administrators.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How technologists across the globe are solving cities’ largest problems,
  • How data collection and analysis can make cities smarter, and
  • Why you should consider investing in the “smart city industry.”

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Economist Films produces documentaries that investigate economic, social and political issues.



The globe is rapidly urbanizing. By 2050, two of every three people will be city dwellers. As cities grow, so do their problems: Some 900 million people live in slums, and urban housing can’t keep pace with demand. Congested roads and air pollution are worsening. Already, cities churn out nearly half...

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