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The rise of the smart city, Part 8: Sustainability

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In this the final article in this series on Smart Cities, we'll take a look at the issue of Sustainability. 

One of the crucial challenges facing Smart City managers is how to ensure their city remains smart in the future. In reality there are two key areas that Smart Cities need to focus on if they want to be sustainable: reduction and growth. Sounds like a bit of a contradiction, doesn't it? However, both items are crucial from a sustainability standpoint and need to be at the forefront of Smart City planning and implementation efforts. Reduction is in the context of lowering the city's carbon footprint, and growth is in the context of increasing the city's scope for commerce.

Let's start by looking at some of the key elements involved in any strategy for reducing a city's carbon footprint. These include:

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