Weather data emerge as centerpiece of smart city

Since the Industrial Revolution, humanity has achieved astonishing progress, but failed to resolve urban problems nonetheless, and instead is facing another challenge wrought by technological advancement. Despite this, about 55 percent of the world’s population are presently living in cities, and 68 percent of the population will reside in urban areas by the year 2050, according to a McKinsey report released last year. Smart cities are emerging as a new solution being presented to help address fundamental problems with cities, which occur due to excessive concentration of populations within narrow areas.

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