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Smart cities: Overpromised and underdelivered

Smart cities: Overpromised and underdelivered

Smart city projects must move away from the standard applications that many focus on and make a "technological leap", says Paul Moorby, CEO and founder of Chipside, a specialist software development company providing products and services to local and regional government traffic authorities in the UK.

The future of smart city tech: Helping governments be proactive, not reactive

The future of smart city tech: Helping governments be proactive, not reactive

Applying smart technology to waste and recycling fleets provides a win for citizens, governments and the environment, and helps build equitable communities, says Rubicon’s Michael Allegretti.

Data ownership could unleash truly smart cities

Data ownership could unleash truly smart cities

A simple way to control personal data could foster greater trust around smart city initiatives and open up a discussion around what citizens really find valuable – an extension of participatory budgeting, you could say, giving people a say in how they ‘spend’ their data.

A "system of systems" approach to breaking down smart city silos

A "system of systems" approach to breaking down smart city silos

A command-and-control centre based on an integrated approach is the key to more cross-functional collaboration and faster, better decision-making by cities, says W. Jarrett Campbell of AVEVA.

New energy, changing behaviour and blockchain: 5 transport predictions for 2020

New energy, changing behaviour and blockchain: 5 transport predictions for 2020

Rabih Arzouni, Fujitsu UK’s CTO of transport, shares his transport predictions for the year ahead.

How smart is the cybersecurity protecting smart cities?

How smart is the cybersecurity protecting smart cities?

David Emm, principal security researcher at Kaspersky Lab, explores how ready the cybersecurity world is for protecting smart cities.

Towards the smart cities of 2025

Towards the smart cities of 2025

From tech trends to behavioural shifts and new ways to make smart cities economically sustainable, Matthew James Bailey explores what the next five years could look like.

Smart city trend tracker: The top stories on SmartCitiesWorld in 2019

Smart city trend tracker: The top stories on SmartCitiesWorld in 2019

We round up our main takeaways from smart city developments in 2019. We’d love to hear yours.

How open innovation can help make smart cities a reality

How open innovation can help make smart cities a reality

Cities have often benefited from innovation but have not typically led the charge, says Betsy Plattenburg, executive director of Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners. But times are changing.  

Digital humanism: Quality of life, environment and connected services at the centre of future cities

Digital humanism: Quality of life, environment and connected services at the centre of future cities

Cristiano Radaelli, Planet Smart City, looks at the role of sustainable, tech-enabled housing in future cities.