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In the heart of the [smart] city, home is where the heart is

In the heart of the [smart] city, home is where the heart is

A home should not be a bubble in the smart city, but part of the connected fabric for better living and quality of life, says Phil Brunkard, Republic of Things.

Smart cities: Software is eating the world

Smart cities: Software is eating the world

Technology will shape and change the face of cities dramatically. Oliver Gassmann, Co-author of Smart Cities: Introducing Digital Innovation to Cities, explores what those changes might look like.

Has the micro-mobility bubble burst?

Has the micro-mobility bubble burst?

Bike-sharing companies pulling out of key markets paints a seemingly gloomy outlook but there’s more to the story than meets the eye, says Johan Herrlin, CEO, Ito World.

Revolutionising procurement processes is key to better citizen outcomes

Revolutionising procurement processes is key to better citizen outcomes

Sarah Wray talks to David Ogden, Business Director, Amey, about the next phase for citizen engagement.

Five tips for cities to attract innovative start-ups to urban challenges

Five tips for cities to attract innovative start-ups to urban challenges

Partnerships between cities and start-ups can deliver huge benefits but these parties don’t always talk the same language. Judith Schuermans, Simone Ploemacher & Sebastiaan van Herk, Bax & Company, offer some tips for success.

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?

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.

The emergence of interoperability standards in IoT

The emergence of interoperability standards in IoT

The need for agreed IoT standards has never been more urgent, says Gavin Summerson, City Standards Lead, Future Cities Catapult.

Delivering on the promise of the smart city with a platform approach

Delivering on the promise of the smart city with a platform approach

Arnaud Legrand, Nokia, outlines the city as a platform vision and its benefits for cities, citizens and private sector partners.

A new data economy: Funding city services

A new data economy: Funding city services

Given today’s financial and operational pressures, cities are looking for new ways to drive change and fund local services. Data is a largely untapped resource, says Albert Seubers, Atos.