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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 to power smart cities in a clean, low-carbon future

How to power smart cities in a clean, low-carbon future

Microgrids transform urban energy into localised, efficient, resilient and sustainable systems, and investment in them will be critical to the future operation of the energy system, says Ian Lloyd, Strategic Growth Manager, Siemens.


Kulveer Ranger, Atos, on balancing the tensions at the heart of rail transformation

Kulveer Ranger, Atos, on balancing the tensions at the heart of rail transformation

Sarah Wray talks to Atos’ Kulveer Ranger about the challenges and opportunities digital technology presents for the rail industry in the UK.

MaaS: A world without traffic jams?

MaaS: A world without traffic jams?

moovel’s vision is “a world without traffic jams”. Thomas Friderich shares his insights on how MaaS can help to make this a reality.

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.

Cities are charging employers for parking spaces to help fund local infrastructure

Cities are charging employers for parking spaces to help fund local infrastructure

Stephen Parkes, Sheffield Hallam University, looks at new ways to fund transport infrastructure.

City data-sharing scales up

City data-sharing scales up

New initiatives around city data-sharing look way beyond open data.

How metro mayors can lead the sustainable cities charge

How metro mayors can lead the sustainable cities charge

Ashden’s Faye Scott urges the UK’s metro mayors to be bold to drive smarter, more sustainable cities.

Three smart city lessons from Manchester’s CityVerve

Three smart city lessons from Manchester’s CityVerve

As the technical lead on the CityVerve project in Manchester, Cisco’s Nick Chrissos shares the takeaways for other cities.