Special Reports

Smart cities must be accessible by design

Smart cities must be accessible by design

While technology can help improve life in cities for people with disabilities, there’s a risk that without adequate oversight and appropriate input, it could widen inequality. Three city leaders share their ideas!

Inaugural report card on US smart city progress: “Disappointing”

Inaugural report card on US smart city progress: “Disappointing”

Of 24 cities, Seattle received the highest rating overall and St. Louis the lowest.

Manchester road tests MaaS

Manchester road tests MaaS

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

The rise of digital twins in smart cities

The rise of digital twins in smart cities

2019 could see virtual ’twins’ help to make smart cities a reality.

Smart sewers: Smart cities "start eight feet below the ground"

Smart sewers: Smart cities "start eight feet below the ground"

Kansas City’s smart sewers could save over $1 billion.

Sustainability: Cities and technology vendors must lead by example

Sustainability: Cities and technology vendors must lead by example

Delta Electronics’ M.S. Huang urges cities and technology vendors to practise what they preach for a more sustainable future.

AI for smarter cities: finding the real value

AI for smarter cities: finding the real value

Sarah Wray looks at where AI is making an impact in improving our cities, and the opportunities for the future

One small leap

One small leap

Many cities have opened their data to provide more insight into city operations, but the next step is to make the leap to true data economies, by Sarah Wray

A tale of three cities

A tale of three cities

Three cities are winning the race in connected transportation; here’s how others can catch up, by Barry Einsing

Paved with good intentions

Paved with good intentions

Roads offer one of the biggest deployments for smart technologies