Special Reports

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.

To co-create better cities, meet people where they are

To co-create better cities, meet people where they are

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’.

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?

For smarter cities, telcos and municipalities need to communicate better

For smarter cities, telcos and municipalities need to communicate better

Stefano Gestaut, CEO, Vodafone IoT, opens up about the role of telcos in smart cities.

Fulfilling the promise of intelligent transportation services

Fulfilling the promise of intelligent transportation services

This was the theme of the 13th ITC European Congress, which brought together mayors, city officials and industry leaders to discuss the challenges ahead for smart mobility.

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).

5G for smarter cities – terms and conditions apply

5G for smarter cities – 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".

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.