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Smart cities: Reality check

Smart cities: Reality check

There are some big ideas in smart cities, but are we making enough progress on the fundamentals?

Electric cars: Leading the charge

Electric cars: Leading the charge

Electric vehicles hold enormous potential but their deployment so far has fallen short. Jacob Klimstra, Senior Energy Consultant and Member of the Advisory Board for Electrify Europe, looks at how the industry could work to overcome the remaining barriers to a breakthrough.

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.

Smart cities can change the world – if we radically rethink the approach

Smart cities can change the world – if we radically rethink the approach

Tom Goodwin has high hopes for how smart cities could improve our lives. To get there, though, he says we need to think differently, open up and look further ahead.

We need to talk about smart cities

We need to talk about smart cities

If we don’t tell the smart city story better, we are set to see a backlash and technology’s benefits may not be realised at all, says SmartCitiesWorld editor, Sarah Wray.

Ten Gigabit Adelaide, by Richard Threlfall, Partner & Global Head of Infrastructure KPMG International

Ten Gigabit Adelaide, by Richard Threlfall, Partner & Global Head of Infrastructure KPMG International

What is special in Adelaide is the vision of the City of Adelaide authority which encompasses both business and public sector outcomes

Will the bus see a reboot this year, asks  Johan Herrlin, CEO of Ito World

Will the bus see a reboot this year, asks Johan Herrlin, CEO of Ito World

Today’s smart transport initiatives are beginning to have more in common with the humble bus

Road pricing and its contribution to a 'smart' environment with the help of asset finance, by Gary Thompson, UK Sales Director, Siemens Industries and Markets for Siemens Financial Services

Road pricing and its contribution to a 'smart' environment with the help of asset finance, by Gary Thompson, UK Sales Director, Siemens Industries and Markets for Siemens Financial Services

Road pricing can work particularly well in small cities where a high concentration of traffic is an issue in a particular area


Smart Cities: the power of the ecosystem

Smart Cities: the power of the ecosystem

For smart cities to succeed, organisational silos must give way to a problem-solving and adaptive network of partners, believes Massimiliano Claps, team leader for the Future Cities Business at SAP
Platforms and blockchain could see local economies scale

Special Reports

Platforms and blockchain could see local economies scale

All kinds of economic innovation are underway in many towns and smaller cities that are often overlooked. So far this wave of citizen-centric regeneration is localised, but successful models are emerging and pioneers are exploring ways of harnessing technology to leverage and extend them.