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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.

New South Wales government launches digital twin

New South Wales government launches digital twin

The government has worked with the digital arm of Australia’s national science agency to create a virtual 4D model of the Western Sydney built and natural environment.

US DHS kicks off workstream for sensor tech to combat wildfires

US DHS kicks off workstream for sensor tech to combat wildfires

Four companies have been selected to develop and hopefully commercialise their technology to tackle this growing challenge.

50% CAGR predicted for smart poles as a platform for new services and revenue

50% CAGR predicted for smart poles as a platform for new services and revenue

Navigant Research predicts a bright future for smart poles due to their versatility and adaptability for the future.

City Lights: Mark Patton. Vice President, Smart Cities, Columbus Partnership

City Lights: Mark Patton. Vice President, Smart Cities, Columbus Partnership

SmartCitiesWorld talks to Mark Patton, vice president, Smart Cities, Columbus Partnership, about the Ohio city’s journey so far.

The future of smart city tech: Helping governments be proactive, not reactive

The future of smart city tech: Helping governments be proactive, not reactive

Applying smart technology to waste and recycling fleets provides a win for citizens, governments and the environment, and helps build equitable communities, says Rubicon’s Michael Allegretti.

Pupils invited to help make Edinburgh a smart city

Pupils invited to help make Edinburgh a smart city

The pilot programme will encourage pupils to use data science and technologies like the IoT to tackle local issues and help to transform the city.

India pledges five more smart cities

India pledges five more smart cities

The proposed cities would be developed through public-private partnerships and their locations chosen to capitalise on the benefits of other economic initiatives.

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, you could say, giving people a say in how they ‘spend’ their data.

City Lights: Dr Chen-Yu Lee, Director, Taipei Smart City Project Management Office

City Lights: Dr Chen-Yu Lee, Director, Taipei Smart City Project Management Office

SmartCitiesWorld talks to Dr Chen-Yu Lee, director of Taipei Smart City Project Management Office.