Lessons from Italy: Why smart city projects can bridge the urban development gap

Giuliano Liguori highlights Italy as an example and warning that pushing ahead with smart city plans should ensure access for the worst off, on an individual and municipal level, as top priority.

It is hard not to feel sorry for urban planners. Faced with the growing pressure to combat climate change, attract business and respond to citizen demands for ever-higher standards of public services, they had their work cut out for them even pre-pandemic.

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