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Going cashless: How cities benefit from simpler payments

Going cashless: How cities benefit from simpler payments

Pursuing cashless initiatives could be an important step in delivering smarter cities, says Gemalto’s Ankit Kumar.

How design can pave the road towards a new personal mobility

How design can pave the road towards a new personal mobility

Smart Design’s Jasper Dekker plots a route to mobility as a service (MaaS).

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.

City data-sharing scales up

City data-sharing scales up

New initiatives around city data-sharing look way beyond open data.

How metro mayors can lead the sustainable cities charge

How metro mayors can lead the sustainable cities charge

Ashden’s Faye Scott urges the UK’s metro mayors to be bold to drive smarter, more sustainable cities.

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.

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.

Why we need a Hippocratic Oath for algorithms and AI

Why we need a Hippocratic Oath for algorithms and AI

Smart cities are about people. Vitor Pereira looks at how we stay human-centred in an increasingly algorithmic world.

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.

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.