The annual Smart City Expo in Barcelona, is much like New York Fashion Week. Rather than famous designers presenting haute couture fashion for next season, you can find cutting edge tech giants revealing sci-fi concepts of smart and sexy mega-cities. Projects that take detailed planning and design into consideration, are flaunted by famous powerhouses such as Cisco, IBM and Microsoft. Mega companies take the stage and present technological concepts that can change how we live in the cities we love. The Smart City Competition serves as the grand finale of the Expo, wherein cities around the world compete for the renowned title, The Smartest City of the World. Sassy and cutting edge, the 2014 expo winner and holder of the title is the apple in the tech world’s eye- Tel Aviv, Israel.
Can technology transform a standard city, into being a smart one? A new blog post I wrote for @TimesofIsrael