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Smart cities: Are we asking the wrong questions?

Smart cities: Are we asking the wrong questions?

In the rush for smart cities, are we starting with the wrong questions? Amy Barker and Miguel Lira, Urban Control, suggest a different approach.

To deliver real change, cities must embrace start-ups

To deliver real change, cities must embrace start-ups

Tim Stone, Venture Partner, at IoT specialist investor, Breed Reply, looks at how cities can better tap the creative power of start-ups.

We examined 885 European cities’ plans to tackle climate change – here’s what we found

We examined 885 European cities’ plans to tackle climate change – here’s what we found

Oliver Heidrich, Senior Researcher in Urban Resource Modelling, Newcastle University, and Diana Reckien, Associate Professor for Climate Change and Urban Inequalities, University of Twente, share their latest research on what cities are doing to tackle climate change and the urgency of the work still to be done.

Is the IoT a trojan horse for smart cities?

Is the IoT a trojan horse for smart cities?

Last month, the City of Atlanta faced one of the most significant cyber-attacks mounted against a major city anywhere in the world to date. The threats to cities are only going to get worse as infrastructure becomes more connected. What action can cities take now?

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.

Our cities are full; we need new ones, says Aurecon’s Matt Coetzee

Our cities are full; we need new ones, says Aurecon’s Matt Coetzee

By 2050 it is estimated that 2.5 billion people will add to the 4 billion already in our cities. Where will they go?

The Internet of meaningful things, by Rudy de Waele

The Internet of meaningful things, by Rudy de Waele

Does the Internet of Things has the potential to become a meaningful enabler of personalised solutions to improve urban quality living?

Designing cities for digital citizens, by Salomon Salinas, Smart Cities lead at Accenture Mobility

Designing cities for digital citizens, by Salomon Salinas, Smart Cities lead at Accenture Mobility

What truly makes a city ‘smart’ isn’t just the technology, but the use of technology to solve the most pressing issues that city has
Las Vegas cleans up with machine learning

Special Reports

Las Vegas cleans up with machine learning

Trash littering city streets, parks and public places looms large in the minds of mayors and city leaders everywhere. Here’s how cities such as Las Vegas are using technology to solve the problem.

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RWM 2018

RWM 2018