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How design can pave the road towards a new personal mobility

How design can pave the road towards a new personal mobility

Smart Design’s Jasper Dekker plots a route to mobility as a service (MaaS).

City data-sharing scales up

City data-sharing scales up

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

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.

Reclaiming the smart city

Reclaiming the smart city

At a time when concerns about data and its misuse are growing, leading cities are showing that smart cities can be compatible with privacy and individual digital rights.

Smart cities, smart future: Finding the middle ground

Smart cities, smart future: Finding the middle ground

Successful smart city projects need to balance technology, governance, economic and social needs. Chordant’s Jim Nolan looks at how to find a way ahead.

Data-rich IoT: The only smart solution to aging infrastructure

Data-rich IoT: The only smart solution to aging infrastructure

Danny Krywyj, President, Orbis, looks at how cities can better prepare their infrastructure for some of the greatest challenges to come.

Smart cities: But is it art?

Smart cities: But is it art?

More examples of involving citizens in smart city initiatives are finally emerging but we need to seriously scale them and get much more specific, and fast.

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.

What role should City Hall play in security innovation?

What role should City Hall play in security innovation?

As cities become smarter, what role should local governments play in security innovation? Telstra’s Tom Homer takes a look.

Smart cities: Are we asking the wrong questions?

Smart cities: Are we asking the wrong questions?

In the rush for smart cities, are we starting with the wrong questions? Amy Barker and Miguel Lira, Urban Control, suggest a different approach.