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Audio should play a central role in smart city planning

Audio should play a central role in smart city planning

Using sound effectively can help improve public safety and a city’s security, writes Kevin Taylor, Segment Development Manager, Smart Cities at Axis Communications

Preparing tomorrow’s city and utility workforce, today

Preparing tomorrow’s city and utility workforce, today

AVEVA’s Douglas Nunez discusses how cloud based learning is quickly and cost-effectively upskilling the utilities sector

Using data to transform the way we interact with our cities

Using data to transform the way we interact with our cities

By integrating technology into the landscape, data can be collected in a non-intrusive way and help to inform how public space responds to the citizens that use it, says Neil Manthorpe, associate director of design at Atkins.

How new financial models enable smart city digital transformation

How new financial models enable smart city digital transformation

AVEVA’s W. Jarrett Campbell discusses how innovative approaches to investment can result in the lowering of smart cities’ barriers to entry.

What smart homes can teach us about smart cities

What smart homes can teach us about smart cities

To fully realise his smart home vision, AVEVA’s W. Jarrett Campbell found much commonality with creating smart cities, especially when it came to breaking down siloed sub-systems.

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.

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.

A "system of systems" approach to breaking down smart city silos

A "system of systems" approach to breaking down smart city silos

A command-and-control centre based on an integrated approach is the key to more cross-functional collaboration and faster, better decision-making by cities, says W. Jarrett Campbell of AVEVA.

Can new satellite constellations bridge the digital divide?

Can new satellite constellations bridge the digital divide?

Christian Mildner explains how new mega-constellations could provide high-speed broadband to the underserved and provide competitively priced network services in urban areas.