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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.

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.

Designing the compassionate city

Designing the compassionate city

Designing the city with compassion in mind can overcome built-in biases and help us live better, says Jenny Donovan, Urban Designer and Sessional Lecturer, La Trobe University.

Is the IoT a trojan horse for smart cities?

Is the IoT a trojan horse for smart cities?

Last month, the City of Atlanta faced one of the most significant cyber-attacks mounted against a major city anywhere in the world to date. The threats to cities are only going to get worse as infrastructure becomes more connected. What action can cities take now?

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.

Breaking the data deadlock

Breaking the data deadlock

Cities have been at something of an impasse with their ability to innovate with data. Sarah Wray looks at how those taking action with bold new initiatives are paving the way for everyone to move ahead.
Why the smart city could increasingly start at home

Special Reports

Why the smart city could increasingly start at home

There are set to be almost 300 million smart homes installed around the world by 2022, according to a new report from ABI Research, and therefore smart home devices and services will play an increasingly important part in smart city programmes. We talked to the research report author, Jonathan Collins, Research Director at ABI Research, to find out more.

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