Special Reports

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.

Think bigger: How to scale smart city pilots

Think bigger: How to scale smart city pilots

Experts share what it takes to move smart city initiatives beyond the pilot stage.

Funding smart cities: Where’s the money?

Funding smart cities: Where’s the money?

A report by SmartCitiesWorld found that funding is the biggest challenge to implementing a smart city strategy. So how can cities confront this?

Smart city drivers: Heading down an innovation cul-de-sac?

Smart city drivers: Heading down an innovation cul-de-sac?

A new report by SmartCitiesWorld reveals that specific challenges and priorities are taking precedence over an integrated smart city strategy. Why and where’s it leading?

Addressing the smart cities skills gap

Addressing the smart cities skills gap

Smart cities are about people – and that includes the workers required to drive the transformation. Sarah Wray examines the skills challenge facing cities.

Telcos and smart cities: Are we talking the same language?

Telcos and smart cities: Are we talking the same language?

Can cities and telecommunications providers be the smart city power couple or will cities prefer to play the field?

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.

The rise of digital twins in smart cities

The rise of digital twins in smart cities

2019 could see virtual ’twins’ help to make smart cities a reality.

Is the M9 ‘micro smart city’ the future for Venice?

Is the M9 ‘micro smart city’ the future for Venice?

The M9 development houses Italy’s first digital museum and has been dubbed a ’micro-smart city’. Can it better unite Venice and offer takeaways for other European cities too?

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.