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I believe every city will become a platform upon which the innovative yet functional inventions of a new metropolis will be designed. My latest work re-envisions the city as a service to alleviate the issues of global urbanisation, reinforcing the important role of embedded technologies and intelligent infrastructure in shaping the future of urban living.
In 2008, the United Nations reported that more than half the world’s population of approximately 6.7 billion people were living in cities. The increasing human density in urban areas has resulted in more frequent use of public urban services and products, and more interactions with urban infrastructure. This increased use of urban space simultaneously creates problems related to environmental sustainability such as pollution and litter problems.
Opportunities now exist to apply computing technologies in urban environments to transform urban settings into interactive platforms, and to turn cityscapes into playable but meaningful spaces (for example, TetraBIN - an augmented reality trash bin).
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