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How Smart Communities Will Work


Author's Note

My initial research on the concept of smart communities left me a little confused since it's still emerging. I quickly figured out that the definition was pretty wide-open but encompassed plenty of traits that made sense to me and seemed desirable in any community. It seems like the focus would solely be on information technology, but it's interesting to learn that merely possessing the latest technology isn't enough; you need residents who are on-board with its use and a workforce that knows how best to use it.

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