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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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City Lights: Liz St Louis, Sunderland City Council
27 Oct 2020
Liz St Louis, Assistant Director for Smart Cities at Sunderland City Council, on the importance of connectivity for all, engaging with kids, and snoring dogs.
City Lights: Piero Pelizzaro, Milan's Chief Resilience Officer
29 Sep 2020
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
17 Aug 2020
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
03 Aug 2020
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
20 Jul 2020
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
07 Feb 2020
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
31 Jan 2020
SmartCitiesWorld talks to Dr Chen-Yu Lee, director of Taipei Smart City Project Management Office.
City Lights: Lea Eriksen, CIO, City of Long Beach
25 Nov 2019
SmartCitiesWorld talks to Long Beach’s CIO, Lea Eriksen.
City Lights: Gunnar Edwin Crawford, Head of Stavanger Smart City
24 Oct 2019
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
30 Jul 2019
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
10 May 2019
SmartCitiesWorld finds out more about the role of a civic designer and Boston’s Office of New Urban Mechanics.
City Lights: Khal Asfour, Mayor, City of Canterbury Bankstown, New South Wales
25 Apr 2019
Khal Asfour, Mayor for the City of Canterbury-Bankstown, talks to SmartCitiesWorld about the importance of consulting the community at the start of a smart city journey.
City Lights: Dr Andy Grayland, CISO for the Digital Office, Scottish Local Government
28 Mar 2019
Dr Andy Grayland, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the Digital Office, Scottish Local Government, talks to SmartCitiesWorld about his vital role.
City Lights: Gary Brantley: CIO, City of Atlanta
14 Mar 2019
Gary Brantley, Chief Information Officer, City of Atlanta, talks to SmartCitiesWorld about his role in making Atlanta smarter.
City Lights: Jane Gilbert, Chief Resilience Officer, City of Miami
27 Feb 2019
Jane Gilbert, Chief Resilience Officer, City of Miami, explains what the role entails and why more cities are hiring for this position.
City Lights: Amy Lamé, Night Czar, London
24 Jan 2019
In 2016, London appointed Amy Lamé as its first Night Czar. SmartCitiesWorld talks to Amy about this intriguing job title and its role in the smart city.
City Lights: Alby Bocanegra, New York
11 Dec 2018
Alby Bocanegra, the City of New York’s Interim Chief Technology Officer, talks to Smart Cities World about the challenges of keeping up with new technologies, ensuring equitable smart cities and more.
City Lights: Pirkko Laitinen, Tampere
07 Nov 2018
We talk to Pirkko Laitinen, Smart City Marketing Specialist at the City of Tampere, about the importance of telling the smart city story effectively.
Realising the true value of data
In an extract from our Sydney City Profile, we explore how the city’s Smart City Strategy Framework aims to help transform raw data into actionable knowledge.
18 Jan 2021
Smart cities: the next frontier for cybercriminals
11 Jan 2021
Think tank: what is infrastructure for?
04 Jan 2021
Covid-19 is ushering a new era in government services
16 Dec 2020
SmartCitiesWorld City Profile – Sydney
19 Nov 2020
Insight Report: Smart waste, an opportunity cities should not trash
27 Oct 2020
OnDemand WEBINAR: The rise of autonomous mobility and its role in the new normal era
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