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World's smart cities

Masdar: A future planned city in the United Arab Emirates, Masdar is designed to be one of the most sustainable cities. Masdar which aims to be carbon free will have a solar power station at its heart.
Built in the middle of the desert of Abu Dhabi, Masdar will stand on a raised platform to give its "digital plumbers" an access to the system of its advanced technology.

With an aim of going car-free and pedestrian-friendly, the city is experimenting with a network of electric driverless podcars.

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.