Special Reports

The city as an airport: TfL’s Head of Foresight mulls urban air mobility

The city as an airport: TfL’s Head of Foresight mulls urban air mobility

Iain Macbeth, Head of Foresight, Transport for London (TfL), provides insight into how cities can plan for the rise of urban air mobility.

Self-driving shuttles and traffic safety are good IoT bets

Self-driving shuttles and traffic safety are good IoT bets

Las Vegas, Arizona and Utah are moving ahead with sensor-based technology to improve transport.

Geospatial ‘fingerprints’ plot the path to healthier streets in London

Geospatial ‘fingerprints’ plot the path to healthier streets in London

Data and planning experts from Transport for London outline how user-friendly geospatial data and business processes underpin the delivery of the Mayor’s ambitious Transport Strategy.

Las Vegas cleans up with machine learning

Las Vegas cleans up with machine learning

Trash littering city streets, parks and public places looms large in the minds of mayors and city leaders everywhere. Here’s how cities such as Las Vegas are using technology to solve the problem.

Smart cities can’t exist while there’s a digital divide

Smart cities can’t exist while there’s a digital divide

City leaders outline how they are putting digital inclusion at the centre of their smart city strategies.

Sustainability: Cities and technology vendors must lead by example

Sustainability: Cities and technology vendors must lead by example

Delta Electronics’ M.S. Huang urges cities and technology vendors to practise what they preach for a more sustainable future.

The art of people-centred smart cities: Manchester shows the way

The art of people-centred smart cities: Manchester shows the way

Manchester’s CityVerve has generated a ‘blueprint’ for people-centred smart cities.

Palo Alto’s CIO calls for greater urgency on smart cities

Palo Alto’s CIO calls for greater urgency on smart cities

Cities are at the beginning of a crisis and the way we handle it will define the future of humanity, says City of Palo Alto CIO, Jonathan Reichental. Heavy stuff. However, he is optimistic that these challenges, coupled with advancing and emerging technologies, present a huge opportunity to generate economic value and do good for society.

Why the smart city could increasingly start at home

Why the smart city could increasingly start at home

There are set to be almost 300 million smart homes installed around the world by 2022, according to a new report from ABI Research, and therefore smart home devices and services will play an increasingly important part in smart city programmes. We talked to the research report author, Jonathan Collins, Research Director at ABI Research, to find out more.

Dockless mobility: How to stop the wheels coming off

Dockless mobility: How to stop the wheels coming off

Dockless mobility services are a fascinating example of good intentions hitting the real world, with sometimes unexpected results. While there’s a way to go, steps are being taken to calm the chaos.