Special Reports

Plotting the route to smarter transportation

Plotting the route to smarter transportation

Smart Cities World’s Road to Liveable Cities event brought together technology and transport experts, as well as start-ups, to discuss and envision the shape of future mobility.

Athens shows how smart cities can do more with less

Athens shows how smart cities can do more with less

Last year, Greece’s capital city, Athens, hired its first Chief Digital Officer – Konstantinos Champidis talks to Smart Cities World about his first 18 months in the job.

Start-up plans to boost electric mobility with platform business model and free rental

Start-up plans to boost electric mobility with platform business model and free rental

The business model is based on selling ad space and data. End users go free.

Smart cities are futuristic but they must also learn from the past

Smart cities are futuristic but they must also learn from the past

Mike Barlow and Cornelia Lévy-Bencheton look at what smart cities must learn from the past if they are to deliver their promise.

Traffic congestion: Cutting through the complexity

Traffic congestion: Cutting through the complexity

We explore how cities are trying to tackle the major challenge of congestion.

Harnessing human smarts: Meet Madrid’s Director of Citizen Participation

Harnessing human smarts: Meet Madrid’s Director of Citizen Participation

The City of Madrid is committed to citizen participation and enabling it at scale. Sarah Wray talks to Miguel Arana Catania, Madrid’s Director of Citizen Participation.

The smart nation where everyone owns their personal data

The smart nation where everyone owns their personal data

Mike Barlow and Cornelia Lévy-Bencheton tell the story of Estonia and its experiment in digital government that’s paying off.

Digitising Asia’s electricity markets

Digitising Asia’s electricity markets

Martin Lim, COO and co-founder of Electrify, highlights how decentralised energy can contribute to smarter cities.

Smart sewers: Smart cities "start eight feet below the ground"

Smart sewers: Smart cities "start eight feet below the ground"

Kansas City’s smart sewers could save over $1 billion.

City data-sharing scales up

City data-sharing scales up

New initiatives around city data-sharing look way beyond open data.