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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. 

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.

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.

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.

How edge computing will drive intelligent transportation

How edge computing will drive intelligent transportation

Fujitsu EMEIA’s Rabih Arzouni explores how edge computing will bring breakthroughs in areas such as journey planning, to take smart routing to another level.

How intelligent car navigation could improve city traffic conditions

How intelligent car navigation could improve city traffic conditions

Radim Cmar, Sygic, looks at the practicalities of how connected cars could reduce traffic congestion.

Smart cities need a smarter integration strategy

Smart cities need a smarter integration strategy

Russ Sharer, Vice President of Global Marketing and Business Development, Fulham, explains how streetlights can help with a smarter integration 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.