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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.

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.

The technology that is making housing more affordable

The technology that is making housing more affordable

Modular construction, home-sharing platforms and rental tools could be the answer to housing challenges in the US, believes Nate Loewentheil of venture capital firm Camber Creek.

Greenwich’s smart city benchmarking toolkit for adaptability and resilience

Greenwich’s smart city benchmarking toolkit for adaptability and resilience

Allan Mayo, Smart City Strategist, DG Cities, outlines how DG Cities is using an evidence-based tool to ensure its smart city strategy has resilience and adaptability at the core. Other cities could replicate the methodology.

A smart city is an interoperable city

A smart city is an interoperable city

Gianni Minetti, CEO, Paradox Engineering, makes the case for why interoperability is crucial in smart cities.

Telcos and cities: the importance of speaking the same language

Telcos and cities: the importance of speaking the same language

Ahead of his participation in the Smart IoT Connect event, Tom Gardner of CKH Innovations Opportunities Development, urges cities and telcos to forge a closer relationship.

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.

Smart security within the intelligent city

Smart security within the intelligent city

Steven Kenny, Axis Communications, reflects on the challenges that influence the development of the smart city.

AI, cities and climate change

AI, cities and climate change

Ben Hawes explores how artificial intelligence could help cities tackle the climate crisis.

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.