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: Gunnar Edwin Crawford, Head of Stavanger Smart City

City Lights: Gunnar Edwin Crawford, Head of Stavanger Smart City

SmartCitiesWorld talks to Gunnar Edwin Crawford about his role as head of Stavanger Smart City, Stavanger kommune in Norway

City Lights: Laura Robertson-Collins, Climate Champion, Liverpool

City Lights: Laura Robertson-Collins, Climate Champion, Liverpool

Laura Robertson-Collins, Liverpool’s first ’Climate Champion’, talks to SmartCitiesWorld about her new role and its remit.

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: Jane Gilbert, Chief Resilience Officer, City of Miami

City Lights: Jane Gilbert, Chief Resilience Officer, City of Miami

Jane Gilbert, Chief Resilience Officer, City of Miami, explains what the role entails and why more cities are hiring for this position.

City Lights: Ishmael Lucien Quiroz, Belize

City Lights: Ishmael Lucien Quiroz, Belize

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: Sheilagh O’Leary, Deputy Mayor, St. John’s

City Lights: Sheilagh O’Leary, Deputy Mayor, St. John’s

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

City Lights: Andrey Belozerov, Moscow

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: Jamie Rhee, Chicago

City Lights: Jamie Rhee, Chicago

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.