Dawn of the Smart City

Barron’s Cover Story
Cities of the future will be larger than anyone ever imagined, straining both those who dwell in them and those who run them. In China alone, population growth and migration will create 81 new cities by 2025. How can they and their counterparts around the globe organize themselves to cope with the surge? What’s the most efficient way to supply power? Speed traffic? Haul waste? Manage health care? Prevent crime? And where’s everyone going to park?