With over 75% of the world’s population expected to be living in an urban environment by 2050 the notion of “smart cities” has become increasingly important to all the stakeholders involved in planning city infrastructure for the future. The ability to scale will be crucial and embedding technology into urban planning will be critical. Smart cities require upgraded infrastructure services such as public transport, utilities, health care and even a coordinated disaster response. They also need to be managed efficiently and in a sustainable way. Each individual city is evolving at different a pace also. For example, Mexico City is not the same as Berlin, Dubai is not the same as Toronto, and Rio differs from Beijing, and so on… Megacities with populations of over 10 million are on the increase so governments at national, regional and local levels will be required to provide the appropriate resources to sustain these metropolises.