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Featured Stories

City Lights: Liz St Louis, Sunderland City Council

City Lights: Liz St Louis, Sunderland City Council

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

City Lights: Piero Pelizzaro, Milan's Chief Resilience Officer

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

City Lights: Thomas Madreiter, Director of Urban Planning, City of Vienna

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".