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

Data ownership could unleash truly smart cities

Data ownership could unleash truly smart cities

A simple way to control personal data could foster greater trust around smart city initiatives and open up a discussion around what citizens really find valuable – an extension of participatory budgeting, you could say, giving people a say in how they ‘spend’ their data.

Who’s going to clear the air on 5G?

Who’s going to clear the air on 5G?

There’s no shortage of hope and hype about the benefits 5G is going to bring but something else is gaining traction too: dissent. Who is going to step up and provide a coherent response?

SURVEY: Smart cities: Are you open?

SURVEY: Smart cities: Are you open?

SmartCitiesWorld’s latest research, in partnership with uCIFI Alliance, focuses on openness and interoperability in smart cities.

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: How can We help?

Smart cities: How can We help?

The We Company is expanding into smart cities. Why?

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?

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