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World's smart cities

Amsterdam: The capital of Netherlands, Amsterdam wants to develop tourist-friendly apps that will help the tourists in locating the best places in the city to visit. Apps such as Bike Like a Local helps tourists to cycle across the city; Appening Amsterdam helps locate happening places in Amsterdam; and Drive Carefully which gives alerts if one is driving near a school.

World's most futuristic cities

A number of international capitals are leaders in using 'smart' technologies--citywide high-speed Internet access, for example--to improve the lives of their citizens. A recent BBC report lists the 10 innovative cities that have leapt most boldly into the future.