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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.

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.

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.

Digital humanism: Quality of life, environment and connected services at the centre of future cities

Digital humanism: Quality of life, environment and connected services at the centre of future cities

Cristiano Radaelli, Planet Smart City, looks at the role of sustainable, tech-enabled housing in future cities.

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.

New wave of smart cities has arrived – and they’re nothing like science fiction

New wave of smart cities has arrived – and they’re nothing like science fiction

The smart city of the future will be defined by quieter upgrades to existing infrastructure and new partnerships, not flashy developments that resemble science fiction, writes UCL’s James Ransom.

Revolutionising procurement processes is key to better citizen outcomes

Revolutionising procurement processes is key to better citizen outcomes

Sarah Wray talks to David Ogden, Business Director, Amey, about the next phase for citizen engagement.

Legible Cities: The humanistic smart city model

Legible Cities: The humanistic smart city model

Eli Kuslansky explores the concept and benefits of ’Legible Cities’ as well as a route to achieving them.