Special Reports

Outdoor offices, millions of plants and super canals: First look at plans for Smart Forest City Cancun

Outdoor offices, millions of plants and super canals: First look at plans for Smart Forest City Cancun

The development in Mexico is Stefano Boeri’s most ambitious forest city yet, covering a 557-hectare site. Largely food self-sufficient and powered by solar panels, it aims to be a "pioneer" for smart cities.

Smart urban food systems: What will the future taste like?

Smart urban food systems: What will the future taste like?

Cities could lead the charge in the sustainable food revolution.

Innovative partnership powers Atlanta’s future

Innovative partnership powers Atlanta’s future

A pioneering initiative between Georgia Power, the City of Atlanta and a cohort of partners is showing what’s next in smart cities and demonstrating the power of public-private partnerships.

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?

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).

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.

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?

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?

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?