A wise doctor talked once about human health, insisting in the fact that the nature of human beings partly depended on their capacity of adapting to their physical and spiritual context. Actually, the doctor’s theory goes beyond the limits of the human body and can be applied to another field: the development of Smart Cities, where a fast, organized and civilized adaption to a new context is needed.
Thus, cities are focusing their efforts in becoming the soul of this new interconnected and virtual civilization, although as it says Edward Glaesser in this issue. without forgetting their job of binding together cultures, hopes and frustrations.
There are intelligent cities flourishing in different scenarios and they all have now a place in common: The Smart City Expo & World Congress, which closed its second edition in 2012 with high numbers of participation and visitors.