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Less traffic, better infrastructure: How urban mobility will advance

Less traffic, better infrastructure: How urban mobility will advance

As prediction technology advances and algorithms are refined, smart cities worldwide are set to make big strides with improving urban mobility in the years to come. Radim Cmar, Solution Architect for Smart Cities at navigation app Sygic, looks ahead to how things could develop.

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.

Smart city project management: Avoiding common pitfalls

Smart city project management: Avoiding common pitfalls

Smart city projects can be challenging for project managers, and in many respects they are different from other IT projects. Alex Grizhnevich, ScienceSoft, looks at ways to avoid common pain points.

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.

What if autonomous vehicles actually make us more dependent on cars?

What if autonomous vehicles actually make us more dependent on cars?

As cities around the world ramp up trials of autonomous cars, Mark Kleinman and Charlene Rohr of King’s College London question whether they will really fix the core mobility problems societies are facing.

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.

Smarter ways to stop the rural brain drain

Smarter ways to stop the rural brain drain

Nick Wilcox, CEO, Giosprite, looks at how smart city technology could be used in towns and rural communities to halt, or even reverse, the trend for city living.

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.

Waterfront Toronto: Lessons in community engagement

Waterfront Toronto: Lessons in community engagement

Policymakers globally are watching Sidewalk Labs’ Waterfront Toronto project. Blayne Haggart, Associate Professor of Political Science, Brock University, and Natasha Tusikov, Assistant Professor, Criminology, Department of Social Science, York University, Canada, look at the importance of citizen engagement for this smart city scheme and those around the world.
Las Vegas cleans up with machine learning

Special Reports

Las Vegas cleans up with machine learning

Trash littering city streets, parks and public places looms large in the minds of mayors and city leaders everywhere. Here’s how cities such as Las Vegas are using technology to solve the problem.

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