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World's smart cities

Singapore: One of the fastest growing economies in Asia, Singapore wants to improve its public transport using the real time data generated in the city. The vital data collected is used to direct the city traffic. An innovative app already developed shows weather forecasts given 10 minutes in advance, helping the commuters and transport during rains.

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.