What is a smart city? The smart city is a green city – combining innovation, cutting-edge technology and proactive, connected people. From Manila to Sao Paulo, the mega city is transforming into the sustainable city or ecocity. Forward-thinking solutions – like bike-friendly cities and buildings creating rather than just consuming energy – minimize a city’s environmental impact. Networked infrastructures empower citizens to connect, share and optimize resources and space, improving the quality of life of urban dwellers and generating sustainable economic growth. Whether mega- or medium-sized, intelligent cities aim to keep it on a human scale.