BBC World News: Connected Cities (in Africa)


Over its BBC World News Monthly Highlights, BBC World will broadcast “Connected Cities” including cities in Africa.

Urbanisation is the defining trend of the 21st Century. The rate and extent of this trend, especially in Asia and Africa, is unprecedented in human history.

The scale of city building needed within the next few decades is going to be extraordinarily challenging. We will have to future-proof our urban space, harness the latest technology and wired infrastructure, as well as adapt our older cities and be smarter about how we monitor aspects of city life. In this episode we head to the connected city of Songdo in South Korea and speak to the Executive Vice President of Cisco, Wim Elfrink, in San Francisco.

Source: BBC World News, 21 August 2014.