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

How citizen-centric are you?

How citizen-centric are you?

SmartCitiesWorld is running a research survey to understand what cities need in order to better engage citizens in city development and smart city initiatives.

Smart cities and simpler times

Smart cities and simpler times

Sarah Wray gets the January blues with ‘digital by default’ services.

Smart cities in 2018: Tech, transportation and tough conversations

Smart cities in 2018: Tech, transportation and tough conversations

We look back at the top smart cities stories of 2018.

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?

Urban Whack-a-Mole

Urban Whack-a-Mole

Rather than viewing cities as a series of Whack-a-Mole problems to be solved, we should think about how we want to live.

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?