The combined impact of a slew of new technologies promises to radically transform the practice of urban planning and the development of cities in the 21st century.

Brett Casson, infrastructure development manager at Autodesk, said one of the most profound changes poised to hit the field of urban planning will be the use of the cloud, big data and other emerging technologies to expedite the creation of smarter cities. “Cloud technology along with other technologies including the Internet of…