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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: 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: 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: 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: Sheilagh O’Leary, Deputy Mayor, St. John’s
23 Jul 2018
Sheilagh O’Leary, Deputy Mayor, St. John’s, shares what smart city means to her, what’s keeping her awake at night, and more.
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.
Building bridges in the Covid-19 fightback
SmartCitiesWorld talks to Octavi de la Varga, secretary general of Metropolis, about how its digital platform is helping the global village battle against Covid-19.
06 Jul 2020
Our society needs systemic changes. Hyperloop is just one way we can get there
06 Jul 2020
Coming together to manage uncertainty
02 Jul 2020
Accelerating city digitisation and avoiding silos with interoperable IoT data model and LPWA networks
09 Jul 2020
WEBINAR: Smart technology and the pandemic: how digital twins are central to cities' strategies
16 Jun 2020
WEBINAR: Open Cities: Why interoperability and 6LoWPAN matter
15 Jun 2020
Buildings are getting smarter: are they also getting healthier?
21 Jul 2020
IoT in Telecoms Online Conference 2020
15 Sep 2020
2020 Wellbeing Cities Forum
04 Nov 2020
IoT Tech Expo North America 2020 - Santa Clara Convention Center, CA
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