Special Reports

Platforms and blockchain could see local economies scale

Platforms and blockchain could see local economies scale

All kinds of economic innovation are underway in many towns and smaller cities that are often overlooked. So far this wave of citizen-centric regeneration is localised, but successful models are emerging and pioneers are exploring ways of harnessing technology to leverage and extend them.

Mumbai’s Chief Planning Officer envisions the region in 2036

Mumbai’s Chief Planning Officer envisions the region in 2036

Uma Adusumilli, Chief Planner, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority, talks to SmartCitiesWorld about the region’s smart city priorities, plans and a 20-year vision.

Anne Kerr, Mott MacDonald: The 4 Ps of safe, secure cities

Anne Kerr, Mott MacDonald: The 4 Ps of safe, secure cities

Anne Kerr, Global Head of Cities, Mott MacDonald, talks to SmartCitiesWorld about how more effective use of data can help tackle some of our most pressing security issues.

Shining a light on mobility behaviour

Shining a light on mobility behaviour

StreetLight Data is on a mission to use big data to highlight real-world traffic patterns and make cities better places to live and work, by Sue Weekes

Cities want more say about self-driving cars and flying taxis

Cities want more say about self-driving cars and flying taxis

A March 18 fatal crash during an Uber self-driving car test in Arizona raised safety concerns from mayors in US cities who often feel powerless to regulate the technology. Matt Hamblen reports on where we go from here.

Sustainability & the city

Sustainability & the city

Battelle is a global research and development organisation committed to science and technology for the greater good. Melony Rocque puts questions to Dr Dominie Garcia, Lead of its Smart Cities Programme

AI’s ethical reckoning, ready or not

AI’s ethical reckoning, ready or not

The UK government wants to lead in AI, seeing great potential for the economy and public services. With the push for progress, tensions between ethics and innovation are reaching a tipping point. Sarah Wray looks at what’s being done about it.

Data 50

Data 50

Data innovation in the 50 U.S. states: “No state gets it across the board,” by Matt Hamblen

On your bike

On your bike

Bike share schemes such as Ofo and Mobike are well known for getting more people interested in cycling in the city, but they’re not the only innovators

Flight path

Flight path

Delivering a smart, automated airport, by Gert Rohrmann