Can Big Data and Sensors Make Cities Smarter and Safer?

"Smart Cities" are designed to scale up "The Internet of Things" to better manage local transportation, energy, healthcare, water delivery and waste disposal. Can Big Data really improve the quality of life for residents and their neighbors?

Constantine Kontokosta, professor of Civil and Urban Engineering, talks about smart cities and urban Internet of Things issues. The segment starts at 9:00 minutes and his interview begins at about 13:00.