PASADENA, Calif.--Technology has the potential to help build smarter, greener cities, but whether it will is another matter.
That was the take-away from a panel discussion Wednesday at Fortune's Brainstorm: Tech conference here.
The need for cities that use less energy is clear. Although cities occupy just 2 percent of the world's geography, they account for 75 percent of the world's greenhouse gas emmissions, according to Clinton Climate Initiative Chairman Ira Magaziner. Cisco Systems CTO Padmasree Warrior noted that there will be 100 new cities with populations of more than 1 million people by 2025.
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