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Why smart cities need smart buildings

Why smart cities need smart buildings

As the two ecosystems evolve, they will have ample opportunity to feed off each other, says Thomas Seiler, CEO at u-blox.

Connections: The critical ingredient in building smart city ecosystems

Connections: The critical ingredient in building smart city ecosystems

Hexagon’s Robert Jastram outlines the benefits of establishing, understanding and connecting all data within a city.

Aachen’s city administration leads the way towards shared mobility

Aachen’s city administration leads the way towards shared mobility

Kristine Hess-Akens, from the sustainable mobility projects department, City of Aachen, outlines how the city administration is leading by example in the move towards shared and sustainable modes of transport.

Has the micro-mobility bubble burst?

Has the micro-mobility bubble burst?

Bike-sharing companies pulling out of key markets paints a seemingly gloomy outlook but there’s more to the story than meets the eye, says Johan Herrlin, CEO, Ito World.

Revolutionising procurement processes is key to better citizen outcomes

Revolutionising procurement processes is key to better citizen outcomes

Sarah Wray talks to David Ogden, Business Director, Amey, about the next phase for citizen engagement.

Five tips for cities to attract innovative start-ups to urban challenges

Five tips for cities to attract innovative start-ups to urban challenges

Partnerships between cities and start-ups can deliver huge benefits but these parties don’t always talk the same language. Judith Schuermans, Simone Ploemacher & Sebastiaan van Herk, Bax & Company, offer some tips for success.

Legible Cities: The humanistic smart city model

Legible Cities: The humanistic smart city model

Eli Kuslansky explores the concept and benefits of ’Legible Cities’ as well as a route to achieving them. 

The smart home race is on

The smart home race is on

David Walker, head of property, Hyperoptic, highlights the importance of digital infrastructure to property developers and argues that connectivity increasingly gives a competitive edge.

Driving autonomous vehicles forward with intelligent infrastructure

Driving autonomous vehicles forward with intelligent infrastructure

Cities that want to benefit from autonomous vehicles tomorrow need to think about infrastructure today, says Mike Beevor, Pivot3.

London’s ULEZ could be 'generation-defining', but only with the right technology

London’s ULEZ could be 'generation-defining', but only with the right technology

As London’s ULEZ goes live, Vincent Lemage, Genetec, explores how it will be enforced and how to ensure the initiative looks beyond fines and actually contributes to making the city’s air cleaner.