Special Reports

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 challenge?

Digital democracy as a response to the gilets jaunes – lessons learned

Digital democracy as a response to the gilets jaunes – lessons learned

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.

Smart city drivers: Heading down an innovation cul-de-sac?

Smart city drivers: Heading down an innovation cul-de-sac?

A new report by SmartCitiesWorld reveals that specific challenges and priorities are taking precedence over an integrated smart city strategy. Why and where’s it leading?

Smart cities: How can We help?

Smart cities: How can We help?

The We Company is expanding into smart cities. Why?

CRM for cities: Chief Innovation Officer looks to put Carlsbad on the connected community map

CRM for cities: Chief Innovation Officer looks to put Carlsbad on the connected community map

Carlsbad’s new Chief Innovation Officer is looking to go beyond the city delivering basic services, towards offering Amazon-like user experience for citizens.

The war on smog

The war on smog

Charles Carter looks at the latest initiatives to tackle air pollution and one of its biggest causes.

Addressing the smart cities skills gap

Addressing the smart cities skills gap

Smart cities are about people – and that includes the workers required to drive the transformation. Sarah Wray examines the skills challenge facing cities.

Manchester road tests MaaS

Manchester road tests MaaS

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

Telcos and smart cities: Are we talking the same language?

Telcos and smart cities: Are we talking the same language?

Can cities and telecommunications providers be the smart city power couple or will cities prefer to play the field?

Atlanta puts smart city tech to the test for Super Bowl

Atlanta puts smart city tech to the test for Super Bowl

At the weekend, the City Of Atlanta will host this year’s Super Bowl. Smart technology will play an important role in managing such a huge event and its impact on the city.