Top five governmental challenges of modern cities


All around the world, governments are trying to answer the question of how to empower cities to put people first – whether optimising infrastructure, improving access to city services, or becoming ‘greener’, more energy-efficient places to live. In partnership with Microsoft, many of these governments now have success stories to share – including Auckland Transport, the Egyptian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), and the Paris government.

Based on their work with cities across the globe, Microsoft has found in their whitepaper ‘Building Modern Cities’ that the majority of government infrastructure and operations challenges occur in the following areas:

  • Government Administration
  • Energy and Water
  • Buildings, Infrastructure and Planning
  • Transportation
  • Tourism, Recreation and Culture

Read this whitepaper to see what solutions Microsoft can bring to address these major concerns in your city today.

This story was first published on FutureGov on April 8, 2015.

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