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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.

How smart is the cybersecurity protecting smart cities?

How smart is the cybersecurity protecting smart cities?

David Emm, principal security researcher at Kaspersky Lab, explores how ready the cybersecurity world is for protecting smart cities.

Towards the smart cities of 2025

Towards the smart cities of 2025

From tech trends to behavioural shifts and new ways to make smart cities economically sustainable, Matthew James Bailey explores what the next five years could look like.

Smart city trend tracker: The top stories on SmartCitiesWorld in 2019

Smart city trend tracker: The top stories on SmartCitiesWorld in 2019

We round up our main takeaways from smart city developments in 2019. We’d love to hear yours.

How open innovation can help make smart cities a reality

How open innovation can help make smart cities a reality

Cities have often benefited from innovation but have not typically led the charge, says Betsy Plattenburg, executive director of Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners. But times are changing.  

Cities are innovating to build trust around their smart city data

Cities are innovating to build trust around their smart city data

Trust is emerging as the number-one challenge when implementing smart city projects.

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.

Cities are becoming smarter, but how do we make them safer and more resilient?

Cities are becoming smarter, but how do we make them safer and more resilient?

Genetec’s Jean-Philippe Deby highlights critical factors that make a smart city a safe city too – these include communication and collaboration as well as technology.

Why utilities and cities make powerful partnerships

Why utilities and cities make powerful partnerships

A pioneering initiative between Georgia Power, the City of Atlanta and a team of technology partners, is showing the way to what’s next in smart cities and demonstrating the power of public-private partnerships. Austin Ashe, General Manager of Intelligent Cities at Current by GE, tells SmartCitiesWorld more about this ground-breaking project.

What 5G means for smart cities

What 5G means for smart cities

The speed at which 5G is deployed worldwide will have a significant impact on how soon it will become the defining technology of smart cities, says Babak Beheshti.