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 digital twins to maximise returns on existing infrastructure

If cities have access to dynamic, co-ordinated and timely information about local infrastructure, its performance and its pressure points, they can unlock major operational and financial benefits.
Using digital twins to maximise returns on existing infrastructure

Special Reports

Using digital twins to maximise returns on existing infrastructure

If cities have access to dynamic, co-ordinated and timely information about local infrastructure, its performance and its pressure points, they can unlock major operational and financial benefits.