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.

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.

Smart cities get their houses in order

Smart cities get their houses in order

Smart city conversations don’t typically encompass housing. That could be changing, writes Sarah Wray.

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.

City data-sharing scales up

City data-sharing scales up

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

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.

How smart grids will save citizens billions

How smart grids will save citizens billions

Steffen Sorrell, principal analyst at Juniper Research, explores the findings of the firm’s research study on global cities’ performance and approach to energy consumption and delivery

Countdown to Smart City Expo

Countdown to Smart City Expo

Citizen empowerment will be the main theme of this year’s Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona, which also features its first ever Smart Mobility World Congress

ThrowBack: Barcelona welcomes a world of smart 2016

ThrowBack: Barcelona welcomes a world of smart 2016

The biggest ever Smart City Expo World Congress opens its doors today (15 Nov 2016) with the aim of making cities work better for their citizens

Expo comes to one of Europe’s smartest cities

Expo comes to one of Europe’s smartest cities

This year’s Smart City Expo World Congress is attracting the biggest-ever gathering of municipal authorities in the event’s history