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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.
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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: 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: 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.
City Lights: Dr Jackie Watts, Melbourne
26 Sep 2018
Dr Jackie Watts shares what it means for Melbourne to be a ‘knowledge city’.
City Lights: Ishmael Lucien Quiroz, Belize
29 Aug 2018
Ishmael Lucien Quiroz, Director of Public/Private Sector Dialogue in the Office of the Prime Minister, Belize, is helping form an eGovernance policy and strategy for delivering public services via online systems .
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.
City Lights: Jamie Rhee, Chicago
01 May 2018
Jamie L. Rhee, Chief Procurement Officer, City of Chicago, talks to SmartCitiesWorld about how modernising procurement policy and practices is helping local businesses and the city’s economy.
MaaS: Are cities going to miss the bus?
At a recent roundtable event, city leaders cut through the MaaS hype.
20 Jun 2019
Aachen’s city administration leads the way towards shared mobility
14 Jun 2019
Better public-private collaboration key to urban mobility
12 Jun 2019
Smart cities: Software is eating the world
03 Apr 2019
Smart cities - Beyond the hype
25 Mar 2019
Connected Kiosk: The information hubs of smart and connected cities
19 Mar 2019
Building Better Places: Smart buildings for sustainability and personalisation
26 Jun 2019
Webinar: How to make MaaS a reality
13 Nov 2019
IoT Tech Expo North America 2019
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