With over two-thirds of our population living in urban areas by 2050 the demands on cities’ services will increase significantly. In the latest of its “predication” videos Innovate UK is offering a glimpse at what it thinks cities will be like in the next few decades?
Technological improvements to our infrastructure will change the way citizens interact; artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things will allow the city to become smart; perhaps even allowing cities to think like a human brain.
Innovate UK expects
- Cities will become greener and have more cycle and walking space along with less pollution
- Buildings will generate their own energy from renewable sources and their design will be continually optimised thanks to smart data
- The high street will offer richer, interactive shopping experiences with augmented reality changing rooms