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Connected Cities: Has the future changed in light of Covid-19?

Connected Cities: Has the future changed in light of Covid-19?

The Covid-19 pandemic should force us to change how we use buildings, argues Meagan Crawford, Executive Director of Urban Economic

Why smart and healthy buildings will get us back to work and play – faster and happier

Why smart and healthy buildings will get us back to work and play – faster and happier

Businesses could use the healthiness of their buildings as a competitive advantage in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, writes Glenn Lurie, President and CEO, Synchronoss

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.

Cities prepare for the electrification of transport in an ever-changing world

Cities prepare for the electrification of transport in an ever-changing world

E-mobility is set to transform all aspects of transportation across the next decade as the technology becomes mainstream, writes Christopher Burghardt, Managing Director for Europe, ChargePoint.

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.

Smart cities: Overpromised and underdelivered

Smart cities: Overpromised and underdelivered

Smart city projects must move away from the standard applications that many focus on and make a "technological leap", says Paul Moorby, CEO and founder of Chipside, a specialist software development company providing products and services to local and regional government traffic authorities in the UK.

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.