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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

‘Mini cities’: The rise of tall buildings

‘Mini cities’: The rise of tall buildings

As cities continue to grow, the way we construct and manage buildings has never been more critical to global economic and social development. Gert Rohrmann, Technical Manager, Solutions Team, Siemens Building Technologies UK, looks at the trends in tall buildings and the challenges these environments present.

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.

The UK must lead the way in accessible smart cities, says CIBES Lift UK’s Gary Sullivan

The UK must lead the way in accessible smart cities, says CIBES Lift UK’s Gary Sullivan

Lifts will very soon respond to control from mobile devices, with users able to pre-call chosen floors using their mobile phones

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

Smart Cities: the power of the ecosystem

Smart Cities: the power of the ecosystem

For smart cities to succeed, organisational silos must give way to a problem-solving and adaptive network of partners, believes Massimiliano Claps, team leader for the Future Cities Business at SAP

BYOD and the smart city environment, by Colin Tankard, MD, Digital Pathways

BYOD and the smart city environment, by Colin Tankard, MD, Digital Pathways

One day a platform is perceived secure, the next day a major flaw is found rendering the device or group of devices wide open to attack

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.