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Keeping the water flowing (or not) in the smart city

Keeping the water flowing (or not) in the smart city

As populations across the globe skyrocket, demands for water and energy are expected to grow accordingly. David Christophe, Head of Marketing, Energy Segment, Nokia, looks at the new challenges facing cities when it comes to water management, and some of the latest solutions.

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

‘Mini cities’: The rise of tall buildings

‘Mini cities’: The rise of tall buildings

As cities continue to grow, the way we construct and manage buildings has never been more critical to global economic and social development. Gert Rohrmann, Technical Manager, Solutions Team, Siemens Building Technologies UK, looks at the trends in tall buildings and the challenges these environments present.

What is actually smart about cities right now?

What is actually smart about cities right now?

Megan Goodwin, Interactive Rights Management digital innovation agency, looks at four key obstacles that need to be overcome before we can achieve truly smart cities.

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.

Building a better world of smart structures on the smart grid, by Hussain Kazmi, PhD student at KU Leuven and Enervalis

Building a better world of smart structures on the smart grid, by Hussain Kazmi, PhD student at KU Leuven and Enervalis

Smart buildings operating on smart grids are essential to life billions out of poverty

Accelerating the evolution of smart, connected cities

Accelerating the evolution of smart, connected cities

Cities, and the organisations they work with, cannot afford to delay their smart city initiatives, says Dante Ricci, Senior Director SAP Global Public Sector -- and they must start with citizens not technologies

Dr Thishi Surendranathan, manager Health Advisory, KPMG LLP, explores how patients and their caregivers will increasingly play a key role in the uptake of new technologies

Dr Thishi Surendranathan, manager Health Advisory, KPMG LLP, explores how patients and their caregivers will increasingly play a key role in the uptake of new technologies

The next great transformation in healthcare will be driven by health service users wielding their power and influence to drive change


The Internet of meaningful things, by Rudy de Waele

The Internet of meaningful things, by Rudy de Waele

Does the Internet of Things has the potential to become a meaningful enabler of personalised solutions to improve urban quality living?
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.