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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.

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

Traditional necessity is the mother of smart invention, writes James Ghani

Traditional necessity is the mother of smart invention, writes James Ghani

By 2020-2025 London, and those that dwell within it, will have experienced dramatic alternations from the city we know today
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.