In 21st century communication technologies, internet, e-commerce and digital payments have removed the need of physical proximity for trade and commerce to happen. Will this thesis based on growth of 20th century cities (that didn't have such advanced infrastructure ) hold true for 21st century too?
Many German cities are banning cars from their streets.
Cars often need to drive around those streets, stand in traffic jams, and do a lot longer distances to reach the same point, meaning higher CO2 emissions. Is this logical ?
On the other hand, sometimes people that bought a diesel several years ago and that live in those streets, can not drive there anymore.
Is this fair and should this not only be for new cars ?
Many cities are busy with smart city activities. This can be related to investment, technology, social live, protection, sustainability... Likely different for many.
What is the ambition and vision of your city as smart city and how do they want to realize this?