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The 14 pillars of a smart city

The 14 pillars of a smart city

Strategies must take a holistic approach encompassing people, institutions, structures and operations, say Clint Vince, founder of Dentons’ Smart Cities and Communities Think Tank, and Jennifer Morrissey, counsel at Dentons.

The role of smart energy in the UK’s green transport system

The role of smart energy in the UK’s green transport system

Charging infrastructure development must catch up if the UK’s smart transport system and carbon reduction ambitions are to be realised, says Thomas Newby, chief operating officer of Tonik Energy.

New energy, changing behaviour and blockchain: 5 transport predictions for 2020

New energy, changing behaviour and blockchain: 5 transport predictions for 2020

Rabih Arzouni, Fujitsu UK’s CTO of transport, shares his transport predictions for the year ahead.

How to power smart cities in a clean, low-carbon future

How to power smart cities in a clean, low-carbon future

Microgrids transform urban energy into localised, efficient, resilient and sustainable systems, and investment in them will be critical to the future operation of the energy system, says Ian Lloyd, Strategic Growth Manager, Siemens.

Removing the roadblocks to smart city ROI

Removing the roadblocks to smart city ROI

Overarching strategies, funding approaches and business models all need to be adjusted if cities are to see a genuine return on their investment in smart city tech, says Itai Dadon, global head of smart cities at Itron.

Can city infrastructure support EVs at scale?

Can city infrastructure support EVs at scale?

Foolproof’s Peter Ballard calls for collaborative working, reimagined processes and better use of data to drive EV adoption and the related benefits.

Aachen’s city administration leads the way towards shared mobility

Aachen’s city administration leads the way towards shared mobility

Kristine Hess-Akens, from the sustainable mobility projects department, City of Aachen, outlines how the city administration is leading by example in the move towards shared and sustainable modes of transport.

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.

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?

Smart cities: Will they ad up?

Smart cities: Will they ad up?

Advertising in smart cities throws up a lot of questions. Now’s a good time to talk about them.