City Lights

Smart cities are about people – the citizens that live in them and the people leading the way to improve quality of life for residents and visitors.

We go behind the scenes and meet the city employees working to bring smart city strategies to life across the world.

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Featured Stories

City Lights: Piero Pelizzaro, Milan's Chief Resilience Officer

City Lights: Piero Pelizzaro, Milan's Chief Resilience Officer

SmartCitiesWorld talks to Piero Pelizzaro, Chief Resilience Officer of Milan, about the city’s digital transition, urban forests and the ongoing woes of a football fan.

City Lights: Thomas Madreiter, Director of Urban Planning, City of Vienna

City Lights: Thomas Madreiter, Director of Urban Planning, City of Vienna

SmartCitiesWorld talks to Thomas Madreiter, Director of Urban Planning, City of Vienna, about the city’s climate change focused strategy and how the term "smart cities" should be replaced with "sensible cities".

City Lights: Ahmed bin Saeed Al Sayyah, General Manager of Ras Al Khaimah Electronic Government Authority

City Lights: Ahmed bin Saeed Al Sayyah, General Manager of Ras Al Khaimah Electronic Government Authority

SmartCitiesWorld talks to Ahmed bin Saeed Al Sayyah, General Manager of Ras Al Khaimah Electronic Government Authority

City Lights: Peter Dommermuth, head of office, Environmental Agency, City of Frankfurt

City Lights: Peter Dommermuth, head of office, Environmental Agency, City of Frankfurt

SmartCitiesWorld talks to Peter Dommermuth, Head of office, Environmental Agency, City of Frankfurt, about placing technology at the heart of its green strategy

City Lights: Mark Patton. Vice President, Smart Cities, Columbus Partnership

City Lights: Mark Patton. Vice President, Smart Cities, Columbus Partnership

SmartCitiesWorld talks to Mark Patton, vice president, Smart Cities, Columbus Partnership, about the Ohio city’s journey so far.

City Lights: Dr Chen-Yu Lee, Director, Taipei Smart City Project Management Office

City Lights: Dr Chen-Yu Lee, Director, Taipei Smart City Project Management Office

SmartCitiesWorld talks to Dr Chen-Yu Lee, director of Taipei Smart City Project Management Office.

City Lights: Lea Eriksen, CIO, City of Long Beach

City Lights: Lea Eriksen, CIO, City of Long Beach

SmartCitiesWorld talks to Long Beach’s CIO, Lea Eriksen.

City Lights: Gunnar Edwin Crawford, Head of Stavanger Smart City

City Lights: Gunnar Edwin Crawford, Head of Stavanger Smart City

SmartCitiesWorld talks to Gunnar Edwin Crawford about his role as head of Stavanger Smart City, Stavanger kommune in Norway

City Lights: Laura Robertson-Collins, Climate Champion, Liverpool

City Lights: Laura Robertson-Collins, Climate Champion, Liverpool

Laura Robertson-Collins, Liverpool’s first ’Climate Champion’, talks to SmartCitiesWorld about her new role and its remit.

City Lights: Sabrina Dorsainvil, Director of Civic Design, Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics, Boston

City Lights: Sabrina Dorsainvil, Director of Civic Design, Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics, Boston

SmartCitiesWorld finds out more about the role of a civic designer and Boston’s Office of New Urban Mechanics.