Barcelona and Amsterdam are world-leading "smart cities" says Jason Pomeroy

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Barcelona and Amsterdam are world-leading "smart cities" says Jason Pomeroy

23/06/2017
Barcelona
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Western cities have done a better job of integrating technology into their infraestructure than the new wave of Asian smart cities, according to architect and television presenter Jason Pomeroy.

 

Singapore-based Pomeroy, the architect behind Asia's firts zero-carbon house, claims that Barcelona and Amsterdam are far more successful examples of a smart city than places like Songdo, the new hi-tech satellite city in South Korea.

 

"They have a greater sensibility to the needs of the people there, because they've been around a lot longer", he told Dezeen in an exclusive interview. "And when I look at the developing Asian economies, it feels more heavy-handed government top-down, as opposed to bottom-up".

 

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