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The smart home race is on

The smart home race is on

David Walker, head of property, Hyperoptic, highlights the importance of digital infrastructure to property developers and argues that connectivity increasingly gives a competitive edge.

The case for the slow smart city

The case for the slow smart city

Smart cities aim to make urban life more efficient – but for citizens’ sake they need to slow down, says Lakshmi Priya Rajendran, Senior Research Fellow in Future Cities, Anglia Ruskin University.

London’s ULEZ could be 'generation-defining', but only with the right technology

London’s ULEZ could be 'generation-defining', but only with the right technology

As London’s ULEZ goes live, Vincent Lemage, Genetec, explores how it will be enforced and how to ensure the initiative looks beyond fines and actually contributes to making the city’s air cleaner.

Are data trusts part of the answer to smart city data governance?

Are data trusts part of the answer to smart city data governance?

In the light of recent scandals, cities have no choice but to pay urgent attention to data governance issues. Could data trusts be part of the solution?

Assessing the challenges of widespread MaaS adoption

Assessing the challenges of widespread MaaS adoption

Fujitsu’s Rabih Arzouni examines key challenges for MaaS: connectivity, collaboration and governance

Smog: The next tech frontier for energy entrepreneurs

Smog: The next tech frontier for energy entrepreneurs

Tackling smog is good for society and makes business sense, says Diego Pavia, CEO at InnoEnergy.

Smart cities require creative thinking on data centre real estate

Smart cities require creative thinking on data centre real estate

The push for smarter cities means the data centre real estate market must get creative, says Arun Shenoy, ServerFarm.

2019: The year of the micro-mobility revolution

2019: The year of the micro-mobility revolution

Ito World’s Johan Herrlin shares his thoughts on the trends that will impact mobility in 2019.

Smart cities in 2018: Tech, transportation and tough conversations

Smart cities in 2018: Tech, transportation and tough conversations

We look back at the top smart cities stories of 2018.

It takes a village: How to cultivate innovation across your smart city

It takes a village: How to cultivate innovation across your smart city

Alex Goryachev, Cisco, looks at the role of innovation centres in smart cities and how to set them up for success.