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Can rural become the new urban?

Can rural become the new urban?

Julio Gil, UPS, looks at how technology is set to “flip the equation on our future cities”.

The role of government in innovation and smart city planning

The role of government in innovation and smart city planning

Who is going to make innovation happen? Governments or the private sector? Gabe Batstone, CEO, Contextere, an industrial AI company focused on human performance, takes a look.

Public-private...pizza?

Public-private...pizza?

The new Paving for Pizza pothole-fixing campaign from Domino’s certainly wasn’t one we were expecting. Are such deals a refreshing approach to ongoing infrastructure issues or a cause for concern?

The road to smart highways

The road to smart highways

Smarter highways get you where you’re going more quickly, safely and comfortably, says Nokia’s Matthias Jablonowski. He looks at how we make them a reality.

Smart cities: Mind the gaps

Smart cities: Mind the gaps

Recent research on technology and smart cities has highlighted a number of divides – such as a potential gap in how the tech industry and consumers view smart cities, and a disconnect between how citizens think about technology for individual use versus its impact for society as a whole.

Smarter ways to stop the rural brain drain

Smarter ways to stop the rural brain drain

Nick Wilcox, CEO, Giosprite, looks at how smart city technology could be used in towns and rural communities to halt, or even reverse, the trend for city living.

Connected anything: From street lights to human brains

Connected anything: From street lights to human brains

There’s more to smart city initiatives than smart parking and lighting. BT Enterprise’s Phil Brunkard looks at the variety of things that are getting connected, from brains to mousetraps, and what we stand to gain as a society.

The road to EV adoption: UK infrastructure priorities

The road to EV adoption: UK infrastructure priorities

The UK is on the cusp of a transport revolution but we must act now to ensure that the infrastructure is in place so that we can embrace the change and become a world leader in clean transport. Alice Goudie, Emu Analytics, looks at what’s required.

Waterfront Toronto: Lessons in community engagement

Waterfront Toronto: Lessons in community engagement

Policymakers globally are watching Sidewalk Labs’ Waterfront Toronto project. Blayne Haggart, Associate Professor of Political Science, Brock University, and Natasha Tusikov, Assistant Professor, Criminology, Department of Social Science, York University, Canada, look at the importance of citizen engagement for this smart city scheme and those around the world.

Blockchain: Hurry up and wait

Blockchain: Hurry up and wait

Despite the huge amount of hype surrounding blockchain, new research from Gartner bursts the bubble somewhat and finds that very, very few organisations are actually implementing the technology yet.
Palo Alto’s CIO calls for greater urgency on smart cities

Special Reports

Palo Alto’s CIO calls for greater urgency on smart cities

Cities are at the beginning of a crisis and the way we handle it will define the future of humanity, says City of Palo Alto CIO, Jonathan Reichental. Heavy stuff. However, he is optimistic that these challenges, coupled with advancing and emerging technologies, present a huge opportunity to generate economic value and do good for society.

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