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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: 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: 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.
City Lights: Hanna Niemi-Hugaerts, Forum Virium Helsinki
29 Oct 2018
Hanna Niemi-Hugaerts, Director of IoT at Forum Virium Helsinki, tells Smart Cities World about her mission to make Helsinki “the most functional smart city in the world”.
City Lights: Andrey Belozerov, Moscow
21 May 2018
Andrey Belozerov, Strategy and Innovations Advisor to the CIO of Moscow, shares how he landed the role, his greatest achievement so far and what’s keeping him awake at night.
City Lights: Geoff Snelson, Milton Keynes
01 May 2018
In our new City Lights series, we talk to the people who are working to make smart cities a reality. Meet…Geoff Snelson, Director of Strategy and Futures at Milton Keynes Council.
Outdoor offices, millions of plants and super canals: First look at plans for Smart Forest City Cancun
The development in Mexico is Stefano Boeri’s most ambitious forest city yet, covering a 557-hectare site. Largely food self-sufficient and powered by solar panels, it aims to be a "pioneer" for smart cities.
17 Jan 2020
A "system of systems" approach to breaking down smart city silos
13 Jan 2020
Can new satellite constellations bridge the digital divide?
10 Jan 2020
Smart cities: Why blockchain is changing the game
08 Jan 2020
WEBINAR: Blockchain for smart city cybersecurity and data monetisation
06 Jan 2020
WEBINAR: How Atlanta is pioneering partnerships to fund smart city projects
03 Dec 2019
OnDemand WEBINAR: The intersection of sustainability and mobility
11 Feb 2020
13 Feb 2020
Smart City UK Conference and Expo
20 Feb 2020
City Profile Webinar: Atlanta
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