SMART CITIZENS ARE CO-CREATORS OF SMART TOWNSHIPS/COMMUNITIES

SMART CITIZENS ARE CO-CREATORS OF SMART TOWNSHIPS/COMMUNITIES

The Cape Digital Foundation believes that citizen co-creation will play a vital role in the development of smart townships and communities in South Africa.

The wherewithal to create positive, impactful change, on the ground, requires the sort of smart city strategies that have a constructive effect on the daily lives of its citizens. Governments are not infinitely resourced institutions. It is essential that these strategies take into account the innovative capacity of citizens to find a practical solution to the problems found in daily living or to improving quality of life.

What is a smart city?

What is a smart city?

Cities are becoming more significant than countries

Over 1.3 million people are moving to live in cities each week globally and it is estimated that more than 50% of the world’s population lives in cities, placing massive pressure on city infrastructures (transportation, housing, water, power, and city services), many of which require enormous redesign and capital expenditure.