Opinions

Are local leaders ready for America’s small town revolution?

Are local leaders ready for America’s small town revolution?

Disruptive technologies are set to spur a new era of small town growth, says Barton Russell from the Barton Russell Group consultancy. The question is whether local leaders are ready to grasp the opportunity and manage the new challenges it could bring.

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?

Less traffic, better infrastructure: How urban mobility will advance

Less traffic, better infrastructure: How urban mobility will advance

As prediction technology advances and algorithms are refined, smart cities worldwide are set to make big strides with improving urban mobility in the years to come. Radim Cmar, Solution Architect for Smart Cities at navigation app Sygic, looks ahead to how things could develop.

Smart cities, smart future: Finding the middle ground

Smart cities, smart future: Finding the middle ground

Successful smart city projects need to balance technology, governance, economic and social needs. Chordant’s Jim Nolan looks at how to find a way ahead.

Smart city project management: Avoiding common pitfalls

Smart city project management: Avoiding common pitfalls

Smart city projects can be challenging for project managers, and in many respects they are different from other IT projects. Alex Grizhnevich, ScienceSoft, looks at ways to avoid common pain points.

Data-rich IoT: The only smart solution to aging infrastructure

Data-rich IoT: The only smart solution to aging infrastructure

Danny Krywyj, President, Orbis, looks at how cities can better prepare their infrastructure for some of the greatest challenges to come.

Smart cities: But is it art?

Smart cities: But is it art?

More examples of involving citizens in smart city initiatives are finally emerging but we need to seriously scale them and get much more specific, and fast.

What if autonomous vehicles actually make us more dependent on cars?

What if autonomous vehicles actually make us more dependent on cars?

As cities around the world ramp up trials of autonomous cars, Mark Kleinman and Charlene Rohr of King’s College London question whether they will really fix the core mobility problems societies are facing.

Implementing responsible AI from the start

Implementing responsible AI from the start

Digital Pathways’ Colin Tankard looks at how we reap the rewards of AI while avoiding the risks.

Can rural become the new urban?

Can rural become the new urban?

Julio Gil, UPS, looks at how technology is set to “flip the equation on our future cities”.
Las Vegas cleans up with machine learning

Special Reports

Las Vegas cleans up with machine learning

Trash littering city streets, parks and public places looms large in the minds of mayors and city leaders everywhere. Here’s how cities such as Las Vegas are using technology to solve the problem.

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