Can Big Data and Sensors Make Cities Smarter and Safer?

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"Smart Cities" are designed to scale up "The Internet of Things" to better manage local transportation, energy, healthcare, water delivery and waste disposal. Can Big Data really improve the quality of life for residents and their neighbors?

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Photo: Street lamps in Amsterdam have been upgraded to allow municipal councils to dim the lights based on pedestrian usage (Massimo Catarinella)