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: 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.

City Lights: Khal Asfour, Mayor, City of Canterbury Bankstown, New South Wales

City Lights: Khal Asfour, Mayor, City of Canterbury Bankstown, New South Wales

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

City Lights: Dr Andy Grayland, CISO for the Digital Office, Scottish Local Government

Dr Andy Grayland, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the Digital Office, Scottish Local Government, talks to SmartCitiesWorld about his vital role.

City Lights: Alby Bocanegra, New York

City Lights: Alby Bocanegra, New York

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

City Lights: Pirkko Laitinen, Tampere

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

City Lights: Hanna Niemi-Hugaerts, Forum Virium Helsinki

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: Geoff Snelson, Milton Keynes

City Lights: Geoff Snelson, Milton Keynes

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.