The Japan earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011 taught the country an unforgettable lesson. Rebuild cities as smarter cities, or risk another unthinkable disaster. In this episode, Jason travels to Higashimatsushima, 3.11’s Ground Zero.
Bandung city in Indonesia is a city so charming that it used to be called the Paris of West Java. But it’s also a city facing urban challenges that is pushing its resources to the limit.
Jason finds out how Bandung uses social media and hi-tech control centres to do smart, the Bandung way.
Singapore has achieved stunning economic growth in just over 50 years, and now, the city-state is setting its sights on the next frontier – smart nationhood. Jason finds out how Singapore is turning to data and technology to tackle the persistent problems of city living.
It wants to be one of the first smart cities in India, but it’s also struggling to solve 18th and 19th century problems like sanitation. Jason travels to the city of Ahmedabad, the state of Gujarat’s largest city in India, to find out if a smart city be inclusive and improve the lives of all its ...