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Forrester’ s Smart City Tweet Jam

Smart city followers around the globe participated in an hour of intense tweeting on smart cities organized by Forrester Research.

They touched on a range of issues from the definitions of a “city’ and a “smart city’ and the evolution toward the goal of becoming smart to the challenges city leaders face and the business models that enable adoption of technology-based solutions. They ended with a contrarian view that “smart cities’ might just be a fade. But that was quickly refuted with reminders of the growing challenges faced by cities and the imperative of facing these challenges in a sustainable manner.

Jennifer Belissent, a Senior Analyst in Forrester Research provides some excerpts from the conversation along with a visual representation of the key words and topics discussed during the Tweet Jam:

“Smart” Is Here To Stay: Smart City Tweet Jam Summary