"Smart" cities need to be high-tech but also innovative

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Tim Campbell. UNPHOTO/Emma Reverter

To make a city "smart," it's not enough for it to be wired or high-tech and high-speed, according to urban development expert Tim Campbell.

It also has to be a city that can learn, innovate and operate in a "cloud of trust", he adds.

The renowned author moderated an event entitled "A Global Conversation on Cities" in Medellin, Colombia for the World Urban Forum 7 (WUF7).

Mr. Campbell has worked for four decades in urban development with experience in several countries and hundreds of cities in Latin America, South and East Asia, Eastern Europe, and Africa.

He explains to Emma Reverter what makes a "real" smart city.

Duration: 3'15''

Filed under World Urban Forum 7.
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