Author | Amaia PorteiroDespite the technological development of recent decades, urban infrastructures and the maintenance thereof has not changed very much over time. A contributing factor is the fear of experimenting with assets that are too valuable for the economy and which are essential for everyday life.Today, however, infrastructures are becoming goods or products within themselves. Infrastructure companies and ports are realising that, in order to stand out, they need to become smart. Their role is increasingly crucial for the development of sustainable and resilient cities, capable of tackling climate change.The development of smart infrastructures requires a considerable investment, but it will be one of the main economic driving forces of cities over the coming years: it is estimated that these could deliver up to $26 trillion in economic benefits by 2030.In a scenario aimed at searching for implementation models, the Smart City Expo World Congress 2019 held in Barcelona offered us a few good examples of how to develop smart infrastructures in a whole host of urban environments.
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