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Carlsbad rips up the RFP in favour of challenge-based search for transformation partners
08 Nov 2019
Carlsbad wants to be the “best-run government” around and is seeking digital transformation partners to support this.
Podcast: Take off your tech goggles, with Ben Green, author of The Smart Enough City
16 Aug 2019
Green offers insights into why technology is not an end in itself and how cities can be “smart enough,” using technology to promote democracy and equity.
Future energy systems: Decentralisation and virtual power plants
26 Jul 2019
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?
To co-create better cities, meet people where they are
10 Jul 2019
Simply asking people what they want through consultations, surveys and focus groups isn’t enough – cities have to reach a much broader range of people and move towards true ‘co-creation’.
Building what's next: Construction innovation could crack 'wicked' city problems
13 Jun 2019
Jon Glasco rounds up the latest innovation from the BBConstrumat show and its potential impact on smart city goals.
Funding smart cities: Where’s the money?
18 Apr 2019
A report by SmartCitiesWorld found that funding is the biggest challenge to implementing a smart city strategy. So how can cities confront this?
Digital democracy as a response to the gilets jaunes – lessons learned
15 Apr 2019
French MP Paula Forteza talks to SmartCitiesWorld about the lessons learned from this large-scale consultation exercise and details how France has tried to channel the anger seen on its streets into positive public engagement.
CRM for cities: Chief Innovation Officer looks to put Carlsbad on the connected community map
15 Mar 2019
Carlsbad’s new Chief Innovation Officer is looking to go beyond the city delivering basic services, towards offering Amazon-like user experience for citizens.
Podcast: Addressing the smart cities skills gap
21 Feb 2019
Smart cities are about people – and that includes the workers required to drive the transformation. Sarah Wray examines the skills challenge facing cities.
Is the M9 ‘micro smart city’ the future for Venice?
17 Dec 2018
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?
13 Dec 2019
"European Way" initiative aims to scale digital transformation in cities
12 Dec 2019
NYC development to showcase 'nature's civil engineering' for waterfront resilience
12 Dec 2019
Nokia to test standalone 5G for automated rail on Deutsche Bahn
09 Dec 2019
Digital humanism: Quality of life, environment and connected services at the centre of future cities
02 Dec 2019
Cities are innovating to build trust around their smart city data
22 Nov 2019
How to power smart cities in a clean, low-carbon future
03 Dec 2019
OnDemand WEBINAR: The intersection of sustainability and mobility
02 Dec 2019
OnDemand WEBINAR: The open smart city: From strategic vision to reality
30 Oct 2019
Podcast: The central role of cities in the sharing economy, with Chelsea Rustrum
20 Feb 2020
City Profile Webinar: Atlanta
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