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San Diego: Creating a scalable smart city

San Diego: Creating a scalable smart city

Sarah Wray talks to Austin Ashe, General Manager of Intelligent Cities at Current by GE.

Intelligent infrastructure: From data to wisdom

Intelligent infrastructure: From data to wisdom

Amey’s Alexandra Knight looks at how to bridge the gap from data to wisdom, and why it matters.

Going cashless: How cities benefit from simpler payments

Going cashless: How cities benefit from simpler payments

Pursuing cashless initiatives could be an important step in delivering smarter cities, says Gemalto’s Ankit Kumar.

Data-driven transport: Putting the passenger in control

Data-driven transport: Putting the passenger in control

With new market entrants and business models increasingly gearing mobility services towards passengers, transport companies must accelerate their move into the digital age, says Ross Timms, Rufus Leonard.

It’s good to share: Open data will drive the MaaS revolution

It’s good to share: Open data will drive the MaaS revolution

Quality, real-time data will be critical to making MaaS a reality, says Johan Herrlin, CEO, Ito World.

A solutions-first smart city approach will benefit citizens faster

A solutions-first smart city approach will benefit citizens faster

Smart infrastructural changes are highly valuable for improving our cities. However, they must go hand in hand with targeted, smaller scale solutions that work with existing services and tackle pressing, human challenges, says Hannah Kaner, Orange Bus.

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.

Smart city projects are missing visual data

Smart city projects are missing visual data

Visual data is "conspicuously absent" from many current smart city applications and this could be limiting potential, says James Wickes, Cloudview.

To deliver real change, cities must embrace start-ups

To deliver real change, cities must embrace start-ups

Tim Stone, Venture Partner, at IoT specialist investor, Breed Reply, looks at how cities can better tap the creative power of start-ups.

We examined 885 European cities’ plans to tackle climate change – here’s what we found

We examined 885 European cities’ plans to tackle climate change – here’s what we found

Oliver Heidrich, Senior Researcher in Urban Resource Modelling, Newcastle University, and Diana Reckien, Associate Professor for Climate Change and Urban Inequalities, University of Twente, share their latest research on what cities are doing to tackle climate change and the urgency of the work still to be done.