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.

City data-sharing scales up

City data-sharing scales up

New initiatives around city data-sharing look way beyond open data.

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?

Public-private...pizza?

Public-private...pizza?

The new Paving for Pizza pothole-fixing campaign from Domino’s certainly wasn’t one we were expecting. Are such deals a refreshing approach to ongoing infrastructure issues or a cause for concern?

Smart cities: Mind the gaps

Smart cities: Mind the gaps

Recent research on technology and smart cities has highlighted a number of divides – such as a potential gap in how the tech industry and consumers view smart cities, and a disconnect between how citizens think about technology for individual use versus its impact for society as a whole.

Blockchain: Hurry up and wait

Blockchain: Hurry up and wait

Despite the huge amount of hype surrounding blockchain, new research from Gartner bursts the bubble somewhat and finds that very, very few organisations are actually implementing the technology yet.

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