Cities around the world are being radically transformed by new data, sensor technology and tools to improve infrastructure, protect residents and provide enhanced services.

At VERGE Boston 2013, panelists Adel Ebeid, chief innovation officer for Philadelphia; Assaf Biderman, associate director at MIT SENSEable City Lab; and John Tuccillo, vice president of industry and government alliances at Schneider Electric; talk with Joel Makower, chairman and executive editor at GreenBiz Group, about what it takes to make a city truly smart.