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Data ownership could unleash truly smart cities

Data ownership could unleash truly smart cities

A simple way to control personal data could foster greater trust around smart city initiatives and open up a discussion around what citizens really find valuable – an extension of participatory budgeting, giving people a say in how they ‘spend’ their data.

Less is more: Why smart technology is thriving in the suburbs

Less is more: Why smart technology is thriving in the suburbs

Fast-growing neighbourhoods are the perfect testing ground for the latest connected technologies. Toby Olshanetsky, co-founder and CEO of prooV, highlights a "quiet" technological revolution.

Smart cities: Why blockchain is changing the game

Smart cities: Why blockchain is changing the game

Blockchain could help make cities more secure and generate new value. Gianni Minetti CEO, Paradox Engineering, explains how.

5G: The catalyst connected cities have been waiting for?

5G: The catalyst connected cities have been waiting for?

It’s almost our responsibility to unleash the capability of 5G to drive development, says Henry Tirri, CTO, InterDigital.

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.

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.

Building the smart cities of the future: Think long-term and local

Building the smart cities of the future: Think long-term and local

By investing in public spaces, we can make smart cities places where residents, workers and tourists want to spend time, says Matt Bird, InLinkUK.

Smart cities in 2018: Tech, transportation and tough conversations

Smart cities in 2018: Tech, transportation and tough conversations

We look back at the top smart cities stories of 2018.

The three biggest challenges to building a commutable smart city

The three biggest challenges to building a commutable smart city

Radim Cmar, Sygic, examines how we capitalise on the benefits of smart transportation solutions while avoiding negative repercussions.

City data-sharing scales up

City data-sharing scales up

New initiatives around city data-sharing look way beyond open data.