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Making Smart Cities Look Good

Sara Rice, Social Media Intern, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)

All the equipment that comes along with a smart city, including Wi-Fi antennas, sensors, and cameras, is popping up in urban areas around the world. And by 2050, 70 percent of the world’s population is forecasted to live in cities. As more cities transform into smart ones to meet the demand, more of these sensors and antennas will be present, so why not make them look good?

There are numerous benefits to smart cities, including greater security, reduced pollution, less traffic and lower costs. Another benefit can be an improved and aesthetically pleasing city landscape. Instead of blending into the background and becoming another piece of urban infrastructure, cities and municipalities have a chance to transform smart city hardware into art. An example comes from leaders in Chicago who turned to artists and neighborhood groups to help design their smart sensors packaging. 

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