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Smart cities will succeed through systematic planning and a focus on economic vitality

Smart cities will succeed through systematic planning and a focus on economic vitality

Platform models can help cities move from being ‘fractionally smart’ to overall intelligent. Learn from the progress of cities such as Amsterdam, Duisburg and Cagliari.

Dubai launches blockchain policy

Dubai launches blockchain policy

The policy complements Smart Dubai’s blockchain strategy, which aims to enable the government to conduct 100 per cent of applicable transactions via blockchain by 2020.

PwC pinpoints seven layers of good data governance for smart cities

PwC pinpoints seven layers of good data governance for smart cities

Consulting firm PwC says these layers of data governance need to be in place if public and private sector organisations are to turn data into both financial and quality of life benefits.

Planning consultation citizen engagement tool wins future housing pitch contest

Planning consultation citizen engagement tool wins future housing pitch contest

The Future Fox won a start-up pitch contest focused around housing solutions at Connected Places Catapult’s CityX event yesterday in London.

Madeira pilots biometric ID system

Madeira pilots biometric ID system

The island is piloting a single-touch biometric identity system that will enable citizens to carry out a number of transactions with the government.

Paradox Engineering backs blockchain for smart city security and data monetisation

Paradox Engineering backs blockchain for smart city security and data monetisation

Blockchain could help cities move towards monetising device-related data from streetlights, car parks, waste bins and more.