Robert Leeming Online Editor - Lux Review

Publications by Robert Leeming

Cities are getting smarter, now meet the first smart slums

The rise of smart cities is no secret. Major population centres all around the globe are adopting smart city technology as part of an effort to get our municipalities to run in a more organised fashion. What is quite surprising is that this task is not only the preserve of rich Western cities like San Francisco or New York, smart thinking is also being adopted in some of the poorer areas of some of the poorest cities in the world, for example in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro and the slums of Nairobi.