Special Reports

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

Are electric cars the key to a renewable future?

Are electric cars the key to a renewable future?

Electric vehicles hold enormous potential but their deployment so far has fallen short. Jacob Klimstra, senior energy consultant and member of the advisory board for Electrify Europe, looks at how the industry could work to overcome the remaining barriers to a breakthrough

Game changer

Game changer

In theory, a hyperloop system could reduce a 12-hour train journey between Los Angeles and San Francisco to just 35 minutes

Smart metering – the road ahead

Smart metering – the road ahead

Focusing on the Australia and Asia-Pacific region but with an eye on the global landscape, Rian Sullings looks at what lies ahead for the smart water metering industry.

How smart grids will save citizens billions

How smart grids will save citizens billions

Steffen Sorrell, principal analyst at Juniper Research, explores the findings of the firm’s research study on global cities’ performance and approach to energy consumption and delivery