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Smart city tech, which includes IoT, mobile apps, big data, and more, is taking over the world. TechRepublic's Smart Cities newsletter will keep you updated on the latest smart city innovations.

What is a smart city? As defined by TechRepublic Senior Writer Teena Maddox, "a smart city uses IoT sensors and technology to connect components across a city to derive data and improve the lives of citizens and visitors." She noted, "the smart city industry is projected to be a $400 billion market by 2020, with 600 cities around the globe expected to generate 60% of the world's GDP by 2025."

With smart cities becoming the norm, it's important to stay informed about the latest innovations, risks, success stories, and best practices in the movement. TechRepublic's Smart Cities newsletter, which is launching soon, makes it easy to keep up to date on how tech is changing cities and people around the world.

SEE: The world's smartest cities: What IoT and smart governments will mean for you (TechRepublic)

Smart cities will impact all of society's sectors, from a governmental level to a personal level. For instance, the increase in smart technology brings an increase in cybersecurity risks, which will eventually need to be addressed on a legislative scale. Smart cities will create a new job market in the tech industry, which will also affect what universities are teaching students.

To get a better idea of what you'll find in the Smart Cities newsletter, here's a sample of our coverage of this topic, which includes interviews with industry and government leaders.

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About Macy Bayern

Macy Bayern is the 2017 summer Editorial intern for TechRepublic. She is an honors student at the University of Texas at Austin and a former intern at Texas Monthly.

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