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In the heart of the [smart] city, home is where the heart is

In the heart of the [smart] city, home is where the heart is

A home should not be a bubble in the smart city, but part of the connected fabric for better living and quality of life, says Phil Brunkard, Republic of Things.

Why smart cities need smart buildings

Why smart cities need smart buildings

As the two ecosystems evolve, they will have ample opportunity to feed off each other, says Thomas Seiler, CEO at u-blox.

Smart cities: Software is eating the world

Smart cities: Software is eating the world

Technology will shape and change the face of cities dramatically. Oliver Gassmann, Co-author of Smart Cities: Introducing Digital Innovation to Cities, explores what those changes might look like.

Legible Cities: The humanistic smart city model

Legible Cities: The humanistic smart city model

Eli Kuslansky explores the concept and benefits of ’Legible Cities’ as well as a route to achieving them. 

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.

Driving autonomous vehicles forward with intelligent infrastructure

Driving autonomous vehicles forward with intelligent infrastructure

Cities that want to benefit from autonomous vehicles tomorrow need to think about infrastructure today, says Mike Beevor, Pivot3.

Are data trusts part of the answer to smart city data governance?

Are data trusts part of the answer to smart city data governance?

In the light of recent scandals, cities have no choice but to pay urgent attention to data governance issues. Could data trusts be part of the solution?

Data centres 'crucial' to making megacities thrive

Data centres 'crucial' to making megacities thrive

The benefits of smart cities will only be realised when digital infrastructures can cope, says Neil Cresswell, VIRTUS Data Centres. What’s the role of next-generation data centres?

Knowledge is (saving) power: How data can drive climate and health improvements in commercial property

Knowledge is (saving) power: How data can drive climate and health improvements in commercial property

Simon Brammer, Ashden, discusses the need for technological integration to decarbonise our buildings.

Smog: The next tech frontier for energy entrepreneurs

Smog: The next tech frontier for energy entrepreneurs

Tackling smog is good for society and makes business sense, says Diego Pavia, CEO at InnoEnergy.