Cybercities are cities that leverage modern information technology to better deliver services to their residents. The concept of a cybercity can be traced to the late 1990s. The proliferation of the Internet from the early 1990s opened the way for the integration of this modern form of information and communication technology to other areas of socioeconomic life. The progressive penetration of the Internet into the general society resulted in the adoption of new approaches of doing things by incorporating modern information and communication technology, including within-city management.

The term cybercity is loaded with debatable interpretations. However, any city that systematically integrates innovative modern information technology in its overall functionality to more efficiently and optimally manage its critical infrastructure would be a cybercity. Infrastructure such as energy ...

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