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What is actually smart about cities right now?

What is actually smart about cities right now?

Megan Goodwin, Interactive Rights Management digital innovation agency, looks at four key obstacles that need to be overcome before we can achieve truly smart cities.

Breaking the data deadlock

Breaking the data deadlock

Cities have been at something of an impasse with their ability to innovate with data. Sarah Wray looks at how those taking action with bold new initiatives are paving the way for everyone to move ahead.

Smart cities can change the world – if we radically rethink the approach

Smart cities can change the world – if we radically rethink the approach

Tom Goodwin has high hopes for how smart cities could improve our lives. To get there, though, he says we need to think differently, open up and look further ahead.

Use smart data to achieve your city’s goals

Use smart data to achieve your city’s goals

Data allows cities to act on facts and insights rather than on beliefs and opinions, says Martin Klein, global vice president and head of the Industry Business Unit for Public Sector at SAP

Creating smarter, safer and more sustainable cities requires shared network infrastructure, says Gary Holland, IP Optical Networks (ION), Nokia

Creating smarter, safer and more sustainable cities requires shared network infrastructure, says Gary Holland, IP Optical Networks (ION), Nokia

Shared network infrastructure improves operational efficiency and shares costs between multiple departments and organisations


Preparing for urbanisation in India, by Niraj Saraf, connected cities mission lead for Innovate UK

Preparing for urbanisation in India, by Niraj Saraf, connected cities mission lead for Innovate UK

In the next 15 years, 300 million Indians will move into cities – almost the entire population of the US

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?

Platforms and blockchain could see local economies scale

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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.