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.

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

Sustainability & the city

Sustainability & the city

Battelle is a global research and development organisation committed to science and technology for the greater good. Melony Rocque puts questions to Dr Dominie Garcia, Lead of its Smart Cities Programme

AI’s ethical reckoning, ready or not

AI’s ethical reckoning, ready or not

The UK government wants to lead in AI, seeing great potential for the economy and public services. With the push for progress, tensions between ethics and innovation are reaching a tipping point. Sarah Wray looks at what’s being done about it.

Data 50

Data 50

Data innovation in the 50 U.S. states: “No state gets it across the board,” by Matt Hamblen

On your bike

On your bike

Bike share schemes such as Ofo and Mobike are well known for getting more people interested in cycling in the city, but they’re not the only innovators

Flight path

Flight path

Delivering a smart, automated airport, by Gert Rohrmann