IN DETAIL: EDUCATION
Intelligent Design To be smart, a city must first be educated. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; By John Wood
hat does it mean to be a Smart City? When people hear that phrase, they might think of technological advancements such as high-speed transportation, next generation broadband, and initiatives that make our cities more green and healthy.
developing literate and educated communities in low-income countries, for me, the phrase now has an entirely different connotation. If we want cities to truly be smart, we must make sure we pay as much attention to people as we do to systems.
As a Hong Kong-er, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m in favour of all those things (and God Bless our Airport Express and MTR!), but having spent my past two decades focused on
Millions of parents in developing Asian cities live in fear that their children will miss out on a quality education. As society continues to rapidly urbanise,