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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.

In the heart of the [smart] city, home is where the heart is

In the heart of the [smart] city, home is where the heart is

A home should not be a bubble in the smart city, but part of the connected fabric for better living and quality of life, says Phil Brunkard, Republic of Things.

Why smart cities need smart buildings

Why smart cities need smart buildings

As the two ecosystems evolve, they will have ample opportunity to feed off each other, says Thomas Seiler, CEO at u-blox.

Smart cities: Software is eating the world

Smart cities: Software is eating the world

Technology will shape and change the face of cities dramatically. Oliver Gassmann, Co-author of Smart Cities: Introducing Digital Innovation to Cities, explores what those changes might look like.

The near future of urban mobility

The near future of urban mobility

Improving mobility is complex, affected by many inter-related and shifting trends. Phil Williams, Director of Strategic Partnerships at Iomob, looks at how we move towards ’mobility heaven’ and avoid ’driverless car hell’.

Data centres 'crucial' to making megacities thrive

Data centres 'crucial' to making megacities thrive

The benefits of smart cities will only be realised when digital infrastructures can cope, says Neil Cresswell, VIRTUS Data Centres. What’s the role of next-generation data centres?

Knowledge is (saving) power: How data can drive climate and health improvements in commercial property

Knowledge is (saving) power: How data can drive climate and health improvements in commercial property

Simon Brammer, Ashden, discusses the need for technological integration to decarbonise our buildings.

The emergence of interoperability standards in IoT

The emergence of interoperability standards in IoT

The need for agreed IoT standards has never been more urgent, says Gavin Summerson, City Standards Lead, Future Cities Catapult.

Telcos and smart cities: Are we talking the same language?

Telcos and smart cities: Are we talking the same language?

Can cities and telecommunications providers be the smart city power couple or will cities prefer to play the field?

What a transport revolution means for the future

What a transport revolution means for the future

Paul Zanelli, TRL, explores how we make CAVs – and their benefits – a reality.