Special Reports

Outdoor offices, millions of plants and super canals: First look at plans for Smart Forest City Cancun

Outdoor offices, millions of plants and super canals: First look at plans for Smart Forest City Cancun

The development in Mexico is Stefano Boeri’s most ambitious forest city yet, covering a 557-hectare site. Largely food self-sufficient and powered by solar panels, it aims to be a "pioneer" for smart cities.

VIDEO: Smart city takeaways from CES 2020

VIDEO: Smart city takeaways from CES 2020

In partnership with SmartCitiesWorld, Diana Blass from Kurrant Insights rounds up the top smart city takeaways from this week’s CES event in Las Vegas.

“Small things add up”: The Japanese town leading the zero-waste charge

“Small things add up”: The Japanese town leading the zero-waste charge

Kamikatsu had a goal of zero waste by 2020. It didn’t quite get there but striving for the ambitious target has delivered pioneering results.

Use what you’ve got: Tapping fibre networks to ‘listen’ to the city

Use what you’ve got: Tapping fibre networks to ‘listen’ to the city

UK company Fotech is looking to expand its Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) technology to smart cities, extracting new value from existing fibre networks.

Smart city trend tracker: The top stories on SmartCitiesWorld in 2019

Smart city trend tracker: The top stories on SmartCitiesWorld in 2019

We round up our main takeaways from smart city developments in 2019. We’d love to hear yours.

“We must transform at some point”: Building trust between cities and start-ups

“We must transform at some point”: Building trust between cities and start-ups

SmartCitiesWorld talks to Wayra UK’s Raphael Ani about how cities and start-ups can work together better.

Why Mastercard is 'playing a long game' in smart cities

Why Mastercard is 'playing a long game' in smart cities

A year after it launched, Sarah Wray gets the lowdown from Sapan Shah on the progress of Mastercard’s City Possible initiative.

Daejeon pilots drones to save ‘golden time’ in emergencies

Daejeon pilots drones to save ‘golden time’ in emergencies

Seoul, Songdo and Sejong may grab most of the smart city headlines about South Korea but Daejeon is proving itself to be a key contender too.

VIDEO: Swapping petrol stations for charging hubs – Dundee’s drive for 100% e-mobility by 2030

VIDEO: Swapping petrol stations for charging hubs – Dundee’s drive for 100% e-mobility by 2030

SmartCitiesWorld visits Dundee to see what other cities can learn from its success with scaling e-mobility.

Smart cities will succeed through systematic planning and a focus on economic vitality

Smart cities will succeed through systematic planning and a focus on economic vitality

Platform models can help cities move from being ‘fractionally smart’ to overall intelligent. Learn from the progress of cities such as Amsterdam, Duisburg and Cagliari.