Modern technology hailed as the smart way to make cities better for people

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High rises and hotel buildings in Punta Pacifica, Panama City, Panama. Photo: Gerardo Pesantez/World Bank

A bid to improve the lives of billions of people in cities by using Information Communication Technology (ICT) to maximum effect is under way at the UN.

The focus on so-called "smart cities" involves 56 cities in Europe, Central Asia and North America.

UN agencies UNECE and ITU are behind the initiative, and they say it's important because well over half the world's population already lives in cities, as UNECE's Domenica Carriero tells Daniel Johnson.

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