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

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.

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?

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.

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.