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Graeme, our editor, loves to give his take on how smart cities are evolving. His weekly blog gives a small insight into his thinking on this week's news.
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Thanks and cheerio!
29 Mar 2018
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
22 Mar 2018
Don’t forget the empowering nature of technology
In praise of Bristol
15 Mar 2018
Bristol – city of stars, no scrub that, city of connectivity
Learning for life
09 Mar 2018
Sunset Boulevard is a study in how technology can leave you behind if you aren’t ready to reskill and diversify
Markers and milestones
02 Mar 2018
The Tokyo Olympics 2020 will be the world’s cheerleader for 5G
Godspots & gargoyles
22 Feb 2018
In the UK, the houses of God, from the early Renaissance period onwards, are being roped in to bring broadband connectivity to rural communities.
Building for tomorrow
15 Feb 2018
And here we are, continuing the cycle of reimagining and building for the future
Cars in space, feet on the ground
08 Feb 2018
A cherry-red Tesla Roadster floating like a tin can, far above the world
All together now
01 Feb 2018
Are we just going to have new shiny places for shiny people?
Back to basics
25 Jan 2018
Smart parking, isn’t it just a case of botoxing the status quo?
The winds of change
17 Jan 2018
The UK is the windiest country in Europe. It’s been a leader in offshore wind power since 2008, with more installed capacity than any other nation
Dry January and a sober state of mind
11 Jan 2018
I’m in a sober frame of mind and there’s serious work to be done!
Happy holidays and a prediction!
22 Dec 2017
It’s the last newsletter of the year
The paradox of being
14 Dec 2017
In a world of 24/7 comms, it seems people are at record levels of disconnection
06 Dec 2017
Online is where we shop, socialise and find love. Increasingly too, information and communications technologies are transforming the public sector
India: white knuckle driving
29 Nov 2017
Before higher mobility thinking can be implemented, the fundamentals need to be addressed. In Goa the stats speak for themselves.
Barcelona and long term planning
24 Nov 2017
The message in Barcelona was, with so many challenging issues facing us, all cities have to work together
Competition and collaboration
26 Oct 2017
The UK’s smart city movement has experienced robust, forward momentum in the last 18 months
Safety by numbers
19 Oct 2017
The big question for us all is can technology make our cities safer?
Blade Runner & living the dream
12 Oct 2017
We accept what’s coming – drones, driverless cars, AI, AR, Hyperloop, commercial space travel et al – with a sense of inevitability rather than incredulity
The Silent Generation to Generation Alpha
06 Oct 2017
Alphas will become the most intensely educated, wealthiest and dynamic generation that human society has yet seen
Low emissions delivery
21 Sep 2017
White van man is going green and here’s how
Life on Mars
14 Sep 2017
Bioenergy with cabon capture technology (BECCS) is currently touted as a possible climate change superhero
Ode to September
07 Sep 2017
The autumn heralds new opportunities, fresh ideas, exciting projects and meaningful collaborations
Thin crust Capricciosa
31 Aug 2017
Pizza and technology have long been cheesy bedfellows. It started as far back as 1974 when rather than a telephone, a computer was used to order a pizza
The Great American Eclipse
24 Aug 2017
Henry Ford freed the common people from their geography. What would he make of the Internet -- freeing us all from the matrix of physicality?
The Sun King
16 Aug 2017
Renewable energy takes centre stage in Al Gore’s latest documentary
A shift in energy
27 Jul 2017
Yes, ladies and gentleman the UK has called time on a century of reliance on fossil fuels
Smart in Capri
13 Jul 2017
To my mind, the size of Capri makes it ripe for a whole smart take-over
Speech, speech, speech…
21 Jun 2017
Humans need to find a new home in space in the next 200 – 500 years for the survival of the species. Suddenly Brexit negotiations seem somewhat of a distraction
China for Europe and webinar news
15 Jun 2017
If anyone still believes university professors live in ivory towers, you can discard that thought immediately.
It’s a mayor’s world and we launch City Profiles
08 Jun 2017
This century is the epoch of the city, and by association it means it’s the century of mayors
Let's get together!
25 May 2017
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.
Artificial lightness of being
12 May 2017
My circadian rhythms have been upended and you don’t want to hear about my messed up melatonin levels
In praise of Lego
04 May 2017
Lego, a life skill for now and the future
Blockchain, the power to change life as we know it
27 Apr 2017
In the way that e-mail is just one application that runs off the Internet, currency is just one application that Blockchain can perform
WI-FI on buses; cyber divide now a chasm and AI traffic lights
20 Apr 2017
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
The power of 3D printing
15 Apr 2017
3D printing is a bone fide digital disruptor – it’s arrival set to play havoc with construction jobs, and the conventional eco system supporting it
Driverless vehicles: the public gets to play
08 Apr 2017
Think of all those technologies that were predicted to set the world on fire but just didn’t – Segways, Google glasses, Sinclair C5 and Amazon Fire Phone to name a few
Citizens and ghost cities of China
30 Mar 2017
However right now, hundreds of these newly built urban areas stand with great swathes totally empty, waiting to come to life
Power, empowerment and clean essentials
23 Mar 2017
The use of renewables improves public health, air quality, has no emissions, provides jobs and new revenue streams
Dirty air, dirty toys and IoT safety
16 Mar 2017
Mind the gap! Why policy and clear guidelines are needed to keep us safe are needed right now
Tune out, turn off and breathe…
09 Mar 2017
When it all gets just a little too connected...
Gaudi, innovation and a new dig for victory
02 Mar 2017
Innovation is the name of the game
Something in the air
24 Feb 2017
The great indoors, where the air is fresh and pure
09 Feb 2017
Bring back the old, ring in the new
Dumb and dumber
02 Feb 2017
Donald Trump has managed to activate thousands of people across the globe to take to the streets without a Pokémon in sight. Impressive.
The year of the cyber take-out?
26 Jan 2017
Could 2017 be the year that cyber criminals take out valuable infrastructure? Maybe, maybe not.
Davos, AI and revolution
18 Jan 2017
There’s no doubt that AI can work for the greater good, but the paradox is, in reaching for this, we all have to be better humans
Innovative infrastructure and singers urgently required!
12 Jan 2017
Will president elect Trump’s US infrastructure plan look beyond easy, short-term answers?
15 Dec 2016
It looks like Amazon is about to redefine the whole concept of convenience in convenience stores
Brody or Mayor Vaughan?
08 Dec 2016
I watched Jaws again so I could relive the point at which the ocean, the sea (or in my case the English Channel) became a place of terror
Putting citizens centre stage
17 Nov 2016
The stalagmite effect has hit home here in Barcelona at the Smart City Expo, framing the current state of the smart cities movement.
Smart City Expo: think digital, think green, think inclusion
The first day of the online event confirmed that the smart cities sector is well aware of its destination but it’s how it gets there that will be the problem.
24 Nov 2020
Jointly building a smart city helps us all enjoy better urban lives
23 Nov 2020
Rebuilding tomorrow’s smart cities with a people first approach
16 Nov 2020
How Covid-19 has made smart cities smarter than ever
19 Nov 2020
Insight Report: Smart waste, an opportunity cities should not trash
27 Oct 2020
WEBINAR: The rise of autonomous mobility and its role in the new normal era
24 Oct 2020
White Paper: 5G Application Scenarios
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