City Profile

Our Smart Cities World City Profiles explore the world’s leading cities as they seek to use technology and smarter approaches to deliver better services and improve quality of life for citizens.

By 2050, the UN predicts, 70 per cent of the world’s population will live in urban areas. Every week, another 1.5 million people around the globe move into a city. For city administrators, this unprecedented growth, encouraged – and accompanied – by unprecedented technological change presents a myriad of challenges, big and small, social and economic, human and technological, logistical and environmental.


This series explores individual cities, identifying their most pressing challenges and how technological innovation is helping to manage them.

Special Reports

Podcast: The central role of cities in the sharing economy, with Chelsea Rustrum

There’s a big opportunity for cities to better harness the sharing economy to achieve municipal goals and give power back to the people, Rustrum says.
Podcast: The central role of cities in the sharing economy, with Chelsea Rustrum

Special Reports

Podcast: The central role of cities in the sharing economy, with Chelsea Rustrum

There’s a big opportunity for cities to better harness the sharing economy to achieve municipal goals and give power back to the people, Rustrum says.