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Our society needs systemic changes. Hyperloop is just one way we can get there

Our society needs systemic changes. Hyperloop is just one way we can get there

Hyperloop’s futuristic concept overshadows its substantial environmental benefits, argues Juan Vicén, co-founder of hyperloop company Zeleros.

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.

Driving the MaaS conversation forward as the future of transport

Driving the MaaS conversation forward as the future of transport

Mobility-as-a-service will only be successful if we can all come together to realise a joint vision of ensuring seamless travel for every commuter, says Andy Taylor, Director of Strategy, Cubic Transportation Systems.

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.

Successful shared mobility in cities and beyond

Successful shared mobility in cities and beyond

New mobility options can improve the livability of cities but without the right strategy could have the polar opposite effect, say authors Giel Mertens and Rolf Bastiaanssen of Bax & Company, and Nico Larco of the University of Oregon.

Creating connected infrastructure to power MaaS

Creating connected infrastructure to power MaaS

Fujitsu’s Rabih Arzouni explores how public bodies and private companies must work together to ensure the right infrastructure is in place to support MaaS and other transport advances.

VIDEO: Smart cities – where does the money flow?

VIDEO: Smart cities – where does the money flow?

SmartCitiesWorld talks to Phil Skipper, Vodafone, about the role of mobile operators in smart cities.

What can theme parks teach us about smart cities?

What can theme parks teach us about smart cities?

At first glance, theme parks and smart cities may seem very different but behind the scenes, there could be a lot to learn about visitor experience and design, says Bill Coan, ITEC Entertainment.

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.