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Keeping the water flowing (or not) in the smart city

Keeping the water flowing (or not) in the smart city

As populations across the globe skyrocket, demands for water and energy are expected to grow accordingly. David Christophe, Head of Marketing, Energy Segment, Nokia, looks at the new challenges facing cities when it comes to water management, and some of the latest solutions.

Smart places must go beyond cities

Smart places must go beyond cities

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

What is actually smart about cities right now?

What is actually smart about cities right now?

Megan Goodwin, Interactive Rights Management digital innovation agency, looks at four key obstacles that need to be overcome before we can achieve truly smart cities.

Breaking the data deadlock

Breaking the data deadlock

Cities have been at something of an impasse with their ability to innovate with data. Sarah Wray looks at how those taking action with bold new initiatives are paving the way for everyone to move ahead.

Smart cities can change the world – if we radically rethink the approach

Smart cities can change the world – if we radically rethink the approach

Tom Goodwin has high hopes for how smart cities could improve our lives. To get there, though, he says we need to think differently, open up and look further ahead.

Will the bus see a reboot this year, asks  Johan Herrlin, CEO of Ito World

Will the bus see a reboot this year, asks Johan Herrlin, CEO of Ito World

Today’s smart transport initiatives are beginning to have more in common with the humble bus


How Augmented Intelligence provides a key in understanding complex city systems, by Michel Morvan, CEO Cosmo Tech USA

How Augmented Intelligence provides a key in understanding complex city systems, by Michel Morvan, CEO Cosmo Tech USA

Augmented Intelligence shows cause-and effect-relationships, enabling decision makers to explain their rationale

A light bulb moment for European cities by Seeta Hariharan, general manager and group head of TCS Digital Software & Solutions Group

A light bulb moment for European cities by Seeta Hariharan, general manager and group head of TCS Digital Software & Solutions Group

Thanks to recent advances in energy-efficient LED lighting and smart software, streetlights can now serve as the foundation for building a smart city

Accelerating the evolution of smart, connected cities

Accelerating the evolution of smart, connected cities

Cities, and the organisations they work with, cannot afford to delay their smart city initiatives, says Dante Ricci, Senior Director SAP Global Public Sector -- and they must start with citizens not technologies
Platforms and blockchain could see local economies scale

Special Reports

Platforms and blockchain could see local economies scale

All kinds of economic innovation are underway in many towns and smaller cities that are often overlooked. So far this wave of citizen-centric regeneration is localised, but successful models are emerging and pioneers are exploring ways of harnessing technology to leverage and extend them.