Computers and smart phones are literally a must have for anyone who is looking to fully navigate the ecosystem of their city. New Geography staffer Michael Scott takes a look at the evolution of the digital connected city.

From restaurant reviews on Yelp to being able to reserve a parking meter ahead of time, technology is having serious effect on how people can interact with their city. And the key to this movement, being able to access the internet anywhere:

Rapid momentum in the deployment of high-speed Internet technology in cities and regions. This is the “juice” that fuels mobile technology adoption and the use of city-based apps, providing consumers with connectivity and the ability to have their data delivered fast. Leading the race in this push is Google Fiber, which is on board to offer warp speed Internet to a growing number of cities across the U.S.

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