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 cities: Will they ad up?

Smart cities: Will they ad up?

Advertising in smart cities throws up a lot of questions. Now’s a good time to talk about them.

Smart cities: What’s in a name?

Smart cities: What’s in a name?

Is the term ‘smart cities’ helpful, or could it be potentially damaging? What terminology should we use and how much does it matter?

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?

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.

The trouble with Uber

The trouble with Uber

When Transport for London (TFL) announced that it would not be renewing Uber’s licence earlier this week, there was jubilation from the Black cabs and outrage from users

Election inertia? There’s an app for that

Election inertia? There’s an app for that

It will be interesting to see the turn-out stats for the app-loving 18-24-year-old age group which is generally in decline

Let's get together!

Let's get together!

Technology too, enables a collaborative economy – a great example of this is of course AirBnB. Applying this innovation in a social context has resulted in projects like the Casserole Club founded in 2011 by FutueGov.

WI-FI on buses; cyber divide now a chasm and AI traffic lights

WI-FI on buses; cyber divide now a chasm and AI traffic lights

Even the most rudimentary kind of data would communicate to the powers that be that commuters on their way to work have laptops which they would like to use