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The Earliest Smart Cities

In 2020, it will be 22 years since one of the first and most successful smart cities took off in Singapore. The term ‘smart cities’ actually debut in the city space in 1997 with a publication titled “A tale of smart cities” by Shetty., V. This report written in 1997 was set in the time of significant economic growth in the ASEAN region, and following their entry, albeit late, into the coveted group of industrialized nations. For the region, this was a declaration of a spirited and inspired vision led by Singapore to create a city where “knowledge” as economic…

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