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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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How citizen-centric are you?
05 Jun 2019
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
29 Jan 2019
Sarah Wray gets the January blues with ‘digital by default’ services.
Smart cities in 2018: Tech, transportation and tough conversations
30 Dec 2018
We look back at the top smart cities stories of 2018.
Smart cities: Will they ad up?
13 Dec 2018
Advertising in smart cities throws up a lot of questions. Now’s a good time to talk about them.
City data-sharing scales up
03 Oct 2018
New initiatives around city data-sharing look way beyond open data.
Smart cities: What’s in a name?
11 Jul 2018
Is the term ‘smart cities’ helpful, or could it be potentially damaging? What terminology should we use and how much does it matter?
Blockchain: Hurry up and wait
09 May 2018
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.
Smart places must go beyond cities
24 Apr 2018
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
17 Apr 2018
There are some big ideas in smart cities, but are we making enough progress on the fundamentals?
We need to talk about smart cities
03 Apr 2018
If we don’t tell the smart city story better, we are set to see a backlash and technology’s benefits may not be realised at all, says SmartCitiesWorld editor, Sarah Wray.
Outdoor offices, millions of plants and super canals: First look at plans for Smart Forest City Cancun
The development in Mexico is Stefano Boeri’s most ambitious forest city yet, covering a 557-hectare site. Largely food self-sufficient and powered by solar panels, it aims to be a "pioneer" for smart cities.
17 Jan 2020
A "system of systems" approach to breaking down smart city silos
13 Jan 2020
Can new satellite constellations bridge the digital divide?
10 Jan 2020
Smart cities: Why blockchain is changing the game
08 Jan 2020
WEBINAR: Blockchain for smart city cybersecurity and data monetisation
06 Jan 2020
WEBINAR: How Atlanta is pioneering partnerships to fund smart city projects
03 Dec 2019
OnDemand WEBINAR: The intersection of sustainability and mobility
11 Feb 2020
13 Feb 2020
Smart City UK Conference and Expo
20 Feb 2020
City Profile Webinar: Atlanta
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