Smart city in a desert. Presentation of the Harish City project
Development companies combine forces with city authorities and tech corporations to create city districts and whole cities with smart technologies – innovative construction materials, the Internet of Things, transportation- and utilities-related information technologies – embedded in the urban infrastructure. Although such cities are usually technologically superior to urban centres that emerged over centuries, they also face a plethora of unexpected challenges. Hanan Mor, co-Chief Executive Officer of a major Israeli real-estate company, will expand on the prospects and risks inherent in the smart city construction from scratch.