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How technology will shape transportation in smart cities

How technology will shape transportation in smart cities

In the coming decade, several converging trends will amount to the most transformative change to impact global cities and public transportation since the automobile, says Adam Cohen, University of California, Berkeley.

Connections: The critical ingredient in building smart city ecosystems

Connections: The critical ingredient in building smart city ecosystems

Hexagon’s Robert Jastram outlines the benefits of establishing, understanding and connecting all data within a city.

Can city infrastructure support EVs at scale?

Can city infrastructure support EVs at scale?

Foolproof’s Peter Ballard calls for collaborative working, reimagined processes and better use of data to drive EV adoption and the related benefits.

Better public-private collaboration key to urban mobility

Better public-private collaboration key to urban mobility

Jaanaki Momaya, UK General Manager of Lime, calls for collaboration between different forms of mobility to create transport that works effectively for all. 

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.

5G’s importance for smart cities has been underplayed

5G’s importance for smart cities has been underplayed

Everyone talks about 5G hype but Kevin Hasley RootMetrics & IHS Markit argues that the importance of 5G to connected communities and smart city success has been underplayed.

Focus on safety and security when building your city’s autonomous vehicle strategy

Focus on safety and security when building your city’s autonomous vehicle strategy

Thom Rickert, Trident Public Risk Solutions, outlines an approach to developing an autonomous vehicles strategy.

The smart home race is on

The smart home race is on

David Walker, head of property, Hyperoptic, highlights the importance of digital infrastructure to property developers and argues that connectivity increasingly gives a competitive edge.

The case for the slow smart city

The case for the slow smart city

Smart cities aim to make urban life more efficient – but for citizens’ sake they need to slow down, says Lakshmi Priya Rajendran, Senior Research Fellow in Future Cities, Anglia Ruskin University.

Smart cities must be warm cities

Smart cities must be warm cities

Chen Avni, co-founder and chief experience officer of venn, explains why smart city planners must make urban locales not only wired and efficient, but more citizen-oriented to combat urban loneliness.