Special Reports

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.

Cities want 5G to work – but terms and conditions apply

Cities want 5G to work – but terms and conditions apply

Martin Brynskov, Chairman, Open & Agile Smart Cities, says smart cities offer a huge market for telcos but notes that “terms and conditions apply".

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.

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?

Manchester road tests MaaS

Manchester road tests MaaS

A MaaS trial in Manchester in the UK generated fascinating insights.

Autonomous passenger ferries: Congestion-buster or hype on the high seas?

Autonomous passenger ferries: Congestion-buster or hype on the high seas?

The world’s first autonomous passenger ferry demonstration took place off the coast of Finland last month. Are we set to see such services scale up?

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.

Smart sewers: Smart cities "start eight feet below the ground"

Smart sewers: Smart cities "start eight feet below the ground"

Kansas City’s smart sewers could save over $1 billion.

Smart companies must tap the widest pool of talent

Smart companies must tap the widest pool of talent

Stacks+Joules is aiming to bridge the ‘tech opportunity gap’ through computer programming training to unlock overlooked talent.