In recent years, smart city technology has become increasingly present in our lives. New developments in 5G, AI, and the Internet of Things allow municipalities to collect and share data, improving management and services, while raising questions about privacy and security. With more than 70 percent of the world’s population expected to live in cities by 2030, the implications are significant. What are the most recent developments in the field? How can the United States and China work together to shape standards for this technology? How can our two nations encourage greater smart city innovation?

On May 10, 2021, the National Committee hosted a virtual program with Ms. Zhengzhen Tan and Ms. Sarah Tatsis, as they discussed smart cities and areas for potential cooperation in a conversation moderated by urban planning expert Dr. Weiping Wu.

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