Shanghai is working on the development of Smart Districts and it is on its way to becoming a leading Smart City. Given the size and rate of growth of this city, it may be difficult to imagine this objective becoming a reality.
In any case, there is no doubt regarding the quality of the management and the level of technification of some of the city services, which implement top-notch technology. We should learn about how the city is being managed in order to take advantage of its success stories, and avoid making mistakes in the large-scale implementation of technology, making sure not to overlook any negative aspects that some solutions could have on certain groups of citizens.
Good urban planning, which establishes the well-being of its citizens as a priority, together with the application of new technologies and talented professionals, contribute to cities like Shanghai being regarded as a global benchmark in terms of innovation.
We can get many ideas from this type of city and implement smart solutions in our country. Therefore, smart city specialists will be in high demand. You can become a professional in this field by enrolling in our Master in Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings at the University of Salamanca.