Building an evolving, more connected society
However, it’s becoming increasingly important that city leaders take into account not only how their infrastructure is being used today, but what the citizens of their cities will need over the next 20-50 years.
More and more people are using services like Uber. Instead of buying your own car and paying a high monthly payment to do so, many city inhabitants find themselves using these services to get around – and often saving a lot money by doing so.
In a thought piece for Construction News, Amanda Clack, head of infrastructure advisory at consulting firm EY and based in the UK, offered insight on how important smart construction is to the development of a “smart” city.
“Charging points for electric vehicles are springing up across UK cities and are fast becoming a familiar sight,” she said of the developments she’s seeing near her. “The sharing economy is also having an impact – with authorities designating parking for car clubs such as Zipcar over private vehicles.”
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