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

Using the fourth space to help cities cope with Covid-19

At SmartCitiesWorld’s inaugural advisory board meeting, Jeff Risom, chief innovation officer at Gehl Architects, explored how the public realm might be managed in the post-pandemic era.
Using the fourth space to help cities cope with Covid-19

Special Reports

Using the fourth space to help cities cope with Covid-19

At SmartCitiesWorld’s inaugural advisory board meeting, Jeff Risom, chief innovation officer at Gehl Architects, explored how the public realm might be managed in the post-pandemic era.