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Cornell University Has Created Their Own Smart City

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

Many of today’s cities and metropolitan areas are turning to technology to upgrade infrastructure and to make city functions more efficient. Internet of Things, 5G, data analytics, self-driving vehicles and artificial intelligence are just some of the technologies local governments are using to build the cities of tomorrow.

But it’s not just cities that are using this technology. Cornell University has designed a campus for the 21st century that is a model for innovative urban design. Located on Roosevelt Island, which sits in the East River that separates Manhattan and Queens, Cornell Tech is an urban campus that shows what the future of city planning and urban design could look like with a focus on innovation.

The campus features energy efficient buildings, office space for startups, open spaces designed for collaboration, environmentally friendly public outdoor areas and is completely car-free. Check out the video below to see what the campus looks like.

Want more smart cities technology? See the latest at CES 2018.