Special Reports

VIDEO: Ten cities prioritise shared challenges to speed solutions

VIDEO: Ten cities prioritise shared challenges to speed solutions

The ten cities are collaborating through the Future State Co-Foundery.

Inaugural report card on US smart city progress: “Disappointing”

Inaugural report card on US smart city progress: “Disappointing”

Of 24 cities, Seattle received the highest rating overall and St. Louis the lowest.

Mind the gap: Southwark's innovative approach to expanding connectivity

Mind the gap: Southwark's innovative approach to expanding connectivity

Ahead of her participation at Smart IoT Connect, Davina Fell, Digital Infrastructure Programme Manager, Southwark Council, talks to Sarah Wray about councils’ connectivity challenges – and opportunities.

Costing the Earth: Funding city climate initiatives with green banks

Costing the Earth: Funding city climate initiatives with green banks

Green banks are on the rise as cities look for ways to fund essential work to prevent climate change and its effects.

Future energy systems: Decentralisation and virtual power plants

Future energy systems: Decentralisation and virtual power plants

Technological innovation and new trends could produce a much more flexible, resilient and efficient energy grid. Will regulators be bold enough to unleash the true power of these new systems?

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.

How cities are addressing the AI jobs crunch

How cities are addressing the AI jobs crunch

Matt Hamblen looks at how cities are addressing the impact of artificial intelligence on the jobs and skills in their communities. But is it enough?

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.

Podcast: How to overcome smart city funding challenges, with Barbara Kreissler, Signify

Podcast: How to overcome smart city funding challenges, with Barbara Kreissler, Signify

In the latest SmartCitiesWorld podcast, Sarah Wray, Editor, SmartCitiesWorld, talks to Barbara Kreissler, Director of Professional Lighting in the Global Public and Government Affairs department at Signify (formerly Philips Lighting).

Revolutionising rubbish: Council trials tech that could make bin collections a thing of the past

Revolutionising rubbish: Council trials tech that could make bin collections a thing of the past

A UK council is trialling new technology that could allow residents and businesses to drastically reduce the amount of waste they produce and save money at the same time.