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How intelligent infrastructure can shape connected buildings

How intelligent infrastructure can shape connected buildings

As smart buildings scale up, how do we plan them more effectively and how can they be better connected to the smart city? Bruce Milne, Lenovo Alliance, Pivot3, takes a look.

Why open standards are the key to truly smart cities

Why open standards are the key to truly smart cities

Smart cities require information to flow freely between systems and cities. This will only happen when multiple vendors adopt open standards, says Dr Michelle Supper, The Open Group.

Using IoT to inform the next evolution of intelligent energy

Using IoT to inform the next evolution of intelligent energy

Jeremy Watson CBE, Director and PI of the PETRAS Hub, looks at how we define and deliver the next generation of intelligent local power grids.

Cities are charging employers for parking spaces to help fund local infrastructure

Cities are charging employers for parking spaces to help fund local infrastructure

Stephen Parkes, Sheffield Hallam University, looks at new ways to fund transport infrastructure.

A smart case study for mmWave: Connecting Rzeszów

A smart case study for mmWave: Connecting Rzeszów

The City of Rzeszów in Poland has created a blueprint for how mmWave can be leveraged to deliver 5G networks and their benefits to municipalities across the world.

Gearing up for an electric vehicle future in greener, smart cities

Gearing up for an electric vehicle future in greener, smart cities

The Rolton Group’s Chris Evans looks at the infrastructure requirements for integrating electric vehicles into our cities.

Smart cities: A more liveable future, today

Smart cities: A more liveable future, today

IHS Markit expects to see a surge in the number of smart cities across the globe.

Smart cities and GDPR: What’s next?

Smart cities and GDPR: What’s next?

GDPR came into force in May this year. Now what? Colin Tankard from Digital Pathways takes a look.

The energy sector and cybersecurity – the other capacity gap

The energy sector and cybersecurity – the other capacity gap

Michael John, Director of Operations, ENCS, looks at the urgent skills challenges in the energy sector.

A solutions-first smart city approach will benefit citizens faster

A solutions-first smart city approach will benefit citizens faster

Smart infrastructural changes are highly valuable for improving our cities. However, they must go hand in hand with targeted, smaller scale solutions that work with existing services and tackle pressing, human challenges, says Hannah Kaner, Orange Bus.