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Our cities have been connected since the dawn of urbanization in the Indus Valley and on the plains of Mesopotamia nearly ten millennia ago. Cities exist to gather and connect people, bringing us together into communities and joint ventures that need complex networks of communication. But in recent years the connected city has come to mean something more. Today and in the future, the connected city will not just be about people connecting with people, but people with machines, people with people via machines, and perhaps most importantly, machines with machines. Today's cities use connectivity technologies in many ways. Smart adaptive traffic management is used to change the behavior of traffic lights in response to traffic flow. Parking sensors reduce congestion and pollution by detecting parking space availability and directing drivers to open spots. Trash cans sh... (more)