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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.

Focus on safety and security when building your city’s autonomous vehicle strategy

Focus on safety and security when building your city’s autonomous vehicle strategy

Thom Rickert, Trident Public Risk Solutions, outlines an approach to developing an autonomous vehicles strategy.

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 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.

A vision for digital mobility infrastructure

A vision for digital mobility infrastructure

Phil Williams, Director of Strategic Partnerships at open mobility platform Iomob, outlines a vision for digital mobility infrastructure which will be fundamental in the shift to shared, sustainable urban mobility systems.

The near future of urban mobility

The near future of urban mobility

Improving mobility is complex, affected by many inter-related and shifting trends. Phil Williams, Director of Strategic Partnerships at Iomob, looks at how we move towards ’mobility heaven’ and avoid ’driverless car hell’.

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.

Why enterprise networks and smart cities are more similar than you might think

Why enterprise networks and smart cities are more similar than you might think

Thinking of smart cities in the context of existing networks could help simplify the overwhelming complexity, says SolarWinds’ head geek, Sascha Giese.

We need digital identity to unlock the potential of smart cities

We need digital identity to unlock the potential of smart cities

Without digital identity, the great potential of smart cities will be squandered, says Thomas Bostrøm Jørgensen, AllClear ID.

A vision-driven approach for smart street lighting

A vision-driven approach for smart street lighting

Christian Mildner, Sylvania Connected Solutions, explores how smart street lights fit into the vision-driven approach to building smart cities.