Special Reports

More cities declare climate emergencies: Will it spur real change?

More cities declare climate emergencies: Will it spur real change?

Experts praise cities for highlighting the scale of the climate crisis but urge them to follow up with concrete actions.

To co-create better cities, meet people where they are

To co-create better cities, meet people where they are

Simply asking people what they want through consultations, surveys and focus groups isn’t enough – cities have to reach a much broader range of people and move towards true ‘co-creation’.

Cities face up to facial recognition ethics

Cities face up to facial recognition ethics

More cities move to limit the use of facial recognition technology as leaders grapple with security threats, ethics and public perceptions.

How cities are addressing the AI jobs crunch

How cities are addressing the AI jobs crunch

Matt Hamblen looks at how cities are addressing the impact of artificial intelligence on the jobs and skills in their communities. But is it enough?

For smarter cities, telcos and municipalities need to communicate better

For smarter cities, telcos and municipalities need to communicate better

Stefano Gestaut, CEO, Vodafone IoT, opens up about the role of telcos in smart cities.

MaaS: Are cities going to miss the bus?

MaaS: Are cities going to miss the bus?

At a recent roundtable event, city leaders cut through the MaaS hype.

Building what's next: Construction innovation could crack 'wicked' city problems

Building what's next: Construction innovation could crack 'wicked' city problems

Jon Glasco rounds up the latest innovation from the BBConstrumat show and its potential impact on smart city goals.

Fulfilling the promise of intelligent transportation services

Fulfilling the promise of intelligent transportation services

This was the theme of the 13th ITC European Congress, which brought together mayors, city officials and industry leaders to discuss the challenges ahead for smart mobility.

Podcast: How to overcome smart city funding challenges, with Barbara Kreissler, Signify

Podcast: How to overcome smart city funding challenges, with Barbara Kreissler, Signify

In the latest SmartCitiesWorld podcast, Sarah Wray, Editor, SmartCitiesWorld, talks to Barbara Kreissler, Director of Professional Lighting in the Global Public and Government Affairs department at Signify (formerly Philips Lighting).

Smart cities: Listening to the 'silent’ majority

Smart cities: Listening to the 'silent’ majority

How can cities understand more about all of their citizens – not just the vocal minority?