Author | Amaia PorteiroCities are complex labyrinths of activities, habitats, resources and interests, reflected in an urban planning that is becoming increasingly complex as time goes by. There is also more digital data available, which could help us improve decision making. But, how should we manage that enormous amount of information? And how should we bring together the virtual world and the physical world to design the efficient and sustainable cities we need?The answer may lie in digital twins, a concept that has existed for some time now, but which has been given a new lease of life with the development of Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things (IoT) and advanced analytics, by enabling the large-scale application of the concept and which includes applying it to urban planning.Numerous experts taking part in the Smart City Expo World Congress 2019 offered a practical look at some of the extremely interesting initiatives being implemented right now, in real cities.
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Mitchell Kosny, Toronto Metropolitan University | Technology is just a means, not an end
University of Cambridge & IDC | Construction that Maximize Urban Potential
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Eszter Dávida, Hungarian Contemporary Architecture Centre | Climate-Friendly Buildings through Smart Design
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Elizabeth Diller | Architecture and the Value of Public Space
Whittier, the town where 85% of the population lives in the same building
The underground city of Seattle, the city that rebuilt on top of itself
Smart Ports - Ports of the Future, Driving Cities Forward
Infrastructure Shaping Cities for the Better
Elizabeth Diller: Urban Catalysts
Cities that have been destroyed and rebuilt after a war
Ping An Finance Center, the financial and engineering giant
Is it feasible to use wood in major constructions?
7 stadiums that have reemerged…with rather different uses
New smart cities can’t escape the same old problems
Global smart cities spend to grow by 2025: Inside what it takes to build a smart city
Elengubu (Derinkuyu), the underground city that was home to thousands of people
How crowdsourced weather observations help cities prepare for extreme heat
Designing for Well-Being and Promoting Spaces for Everyone
XZero, Kuwait’s model for a sustainable smart city
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Nusantara, the new capital Indonesia is building in Borneo so it can leave Jakarta
Willis Tower: a giant with numerous records and an interesting history
Biomaterials: do they have a place in smart cities?
How smart sewers are helping to create healthier and safer cities
Climate-resilient architecture: this is how we will protect cities
The Colosseum, putting on shows for over two thousand years
Future of Infrastructure - A podcast with Jeremy Goldberg
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Burj Khalifa, the tallest skyscraper in the world
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What is tactical urbanism: advantages and disadvantages
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Accelerating toward net zero: The green business building opportunity
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Strengthening digital infrastructure: A policy agenda for free and open source software
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