Editor's Blog

Sarah, our editor, loves to give her take on how smart cities are evolving. Her weekly blog gives a small insight into her thinking on each weeks news that comes across her desk.

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Featured Stories

Smart places must go beyond cities

Smart places must go beyond cities

Many towns and smaller cities are down on their luck. Will technology help them get back up or see them falling further behind? Sarah Wray takes a look

Smart cities: Reality check

Smart cities: Reality check

There are some big ideas in smart cities, but are we making enough progress on the fundamentals?

Breaking the data deadlock

Breaking the data deadlock

Cities have been at something of an impasse with their ability to innovate with data. Sarah Wray looks at how those taking action with bold new initiatives are paving the way for everyone to move ahead.

We need to talk about smart cities

We need to talk about smart cities

If we don’t tell the smart city story better, we are set to see a backlash and technology’s benefits may not be realised at all, says SmartCitiesWorld editor, Sarah Wray.

Thanks and cheerio!

Thanks and cheerio!

I’m putting the whole subject of smart cities on the back burner while I go off to play with some matches

A noble future

A noble future

Don’t forget the empowering nature of technology

In praise of Bristol

In praise of Bristol

Bristol – city of stars, no scrub that, city of connectivity

Learning for life

Learning for life

Sunset Boulevard is a study in how technology can leave you behind if you aren’t ready to reskill and diversify

Markers and milestones

Markers and milestones

The Tokyo Olympics 2020 will be the world’s cheerleader for 5G

Godspots & gargoyles

Godspots & gargoyles

In the UK, the houses of God, from the early Renaissance period onwards, are being roped in to bring broadband connectivity to rural communities.
Platforms and blockchain could see local economies scale

Special Reports

Platforms and blockchain could see local economies scale

All kinds of economic innovation are underway in many towns and smaller cities that are often overlooked. So far this wave of citizen-centric regeneration is localised, but successful models are emerging and pioneers are exploring ways of harnessing technology to leverage and extend them.