Special Reports

Plotting the route to smarter transportation

Plotting the route to smarter transportation

Smart Cities World’s Road to Liveable Cities event brought together technology and transport experts, as well as start-ups, to discuss and envision the shape of future mobility.

Athens shows how smart cities can do more with less

Athens shows how smart cities can do more with less

Last year, Greece’s capital city, Athens, hired its first Chief Digital Officer – Konstantinos Champidis talks to Smart Cities World about his first 18 months in the job.

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.

Traffic congestion: Cutting through the complexity

Traffic congestion: Cutting through the complexity

We explore how cities are trying to tackle the major challenge of congestion.

The smart nation where everyone owns their personal data

The smart nation where everyone owns their personal data

Mike Barlow and Cornelia Lévy-Bencheton tell the story of Estonia and its experiment in digital government that’s paying off.

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.

Empowering vulnerable citizens in smart cities

Empowering vulnerable citizens in smart cities

Smart city initiatives aim to make our lives easier but cities can’t be truly ‘smart’ if they fail to serve entire groups of society.

Following ransomware hack, Atlanta shares cybersecurity takeaways for other cities

Following ransomware hack, Atlanta shares cybersecurity takeaways for other cities

The City of Atlanta’s ransomware attack earlier this year shut down many digital services and is a massive cybersecurity wake-up call for all cities. 

Self-driving shuttles and traffic safety are good IoT bets

Self-driving shuttles and traffic safety are good IoT bets

Las Vegas, Arizona and Utah are moving ahead with sensor-based technology to improve transport.

Las Vegas cleans up with machine learning

Las Vegas cleans up with machine learning

Trash littering city streets, parks and public places looms large in the minds of mayors and city leaders everywhere. Here’s how cities such as Las Vegas are using technology to solve the problem.