Special Reports

Why the smart city could increasingly start at home

Why the smart city could increasingly start at home

There are set to be almost 300 million smart homes installed around the world by 2022, according to a new report from ABI Research, and therefore smart home devices and services will play an increasingly important part in smart city programmes. We talked to the research report author, Jonathan Collins, Research Director at ABI Research, to find out more.

Dockless mobility: How to stop the wheels coming off

Dockless mobility: How to stop the wheels coming off

Dockless mobility services are a fascinating example of good intentions hitting the real world, with sometimes unexpected results. While there’s a way to go, steps are being taken to calm the chaos.

The smart streets coming soon to Dallas

The smart streets coming soon to Dallas

The City of Dallas’ Department of Transportation is currently identifying five parts of town where workers will weave smart city technology into ‘street rehab’ projects.

To make your city smarter, start with the kids

To make your city smarter, start with the kids

Rather than thinking about traffic, trash or telecommunications, children could be the unifying factor that pulls a smart city strategy together.

Port of Rotterdam on course for self-driving ships by 2030

Port of Rotterdam on course for self-driving ships by 2030

Port of Rotterdam wants to be the world’s smartest port with Internet of Things sensors and a data management platform combined with powerful analytics. By 2030, the port authority wants to allow autonomous ships in port to unload and load goods.

Platforms and blockchain could see local economies scale

Platforms and blockchain could see local economies scale

All kinds of economic innovation are underway in many towns and smaller cities that are often overlooked. So far this wave of citizen-centric regeneration is localised, but successful models are emerging and pioneers are exploring ways of harnessing technology to leverage and extend them.

Mumbai’s Chief Planning Officer envisions the region in 2036

Mumbai’s Chief Planning Officer envisions the region in 2036

Uma Adusumilli, Chief Planner, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority, talks to SmartCitiesWorld about the region’s smart city priorities, plans and a 20-year vision.

Anne Kerr, Mott MacDonald: The 4 Ps of safe, secure cities

Anne Kerr, Mott MacDonald: The 4 Ps of safe, secure cities

Anne Kerr, Global Head of Cities, Mott MacDonald, talks to SmartCitiesWorld about how more effective use of data can help tackle some of our most pressing security issues.

Shining a light on mobility behaviour

Shining a light on mobility behaviour

StreetLight Data is on a mission to use big data to highlight real-world traffic patterns and make cities better places to live and work, by Sue Weekes

Cities want more say about self-driving cars and flying taxis

Cities want more say about self-driving cars and flying taxis

A March 18 fatal crash during an Uber self-driving car test in Arizona raised safety concerns from mayors in US cities who often feel powerless to regulate the technology. Matt Hamblen reports on where we go from here.