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Smart places must go beyond cities

Smart places must go beyond cities

Many towns and smaller cities are down on their luck. Will technology help them get back up or see them falling further behind? Sarah Wray takes a look

Smart cities: Reality check

Smart cities: Reality check

There are some big ideas in smart cities, but are we making enough progress on the fundamentals?

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.

We have the technology…

We have the technology…

Lack of funding, skills, and leadership are impeding larger scale smart city deployment, says Mathew Evans head of programme, IoT and SmarterUK, techUK

How Augmented Intelligence provides a key in understanding complex city systems, by Michel Morvan, CEO Cosmo Tech USA

How Augmented Intelligence provides a key in understanding complex city systems, by Michel Morvan, CEO Cosmo Tech USA

Augmented Intelligence shows cause-and effect-relationships, enabling decision makers to explain their rationale

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

A lack of stakeholder collaboration will threaten the technological transformation of underground utility management, say KPMG's Matt King and Salar Shemirani

A lack of stakeholder collaboration will threaten the technological transformation of underground utility management, say KPMG's Matt King and Salar Shemirani

Technology brings many benefits and advantages to underground asset management, but collaboration is crucial to its ultimate success


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
Platforms and blockchain could see local economies scale

Special Reports

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.