Special Reports

Smart cities get their houses in order

Smart cities get their houses in order

Smart city conversations don’t typically encompass housing. That could be changing, writes Sarah Wray.

Autonomous passenger ferries: Congestion-buster or hype on the high seas?

Autonomous passenger ferries: Congestion-buster or hype on the high seas?

The world’s first autonomous passenger ferry demonstration took place off the coast of Finland last month. Are we set to see such services scale up?

Blockchain: Hype, hope and growing up in public

Blockchain: Hype, hope and growing up in public

A recent Smart Cities World event looked at where things currently stand with blockchain for smarter cities and how we proceed from here.

Empowering vulnerable citizens in smart cities

Empowering vulnerable citizens in smart cities

Smart city initiatives aim to make our lives easier but cities can’t be truly ‘smart’ if they fail to serve entire groups of society.

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.

Cities want more say about self-driving cars and flying taxis

Cities want more say about self-driving cars and flying taxis

A March 18 fatal crash during an Uber self-driving car test in Arizona raised safety concerns from mayors in US cities who often feel powerless to regulate the technology. Matt Hamblen reports on where we go from here.

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

Smart students and smart thinking

Smart students and smart thinking

The NYU Tandon’s STEM programme for high school students showcased a wealth of smart city innovation

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

Solar-powered cities: sunny outlook with patches of cloud

Solar-powered cities: sunny outlook with patches of cloud

Renewable energy, combined with energy efficiency is central to powering cities of the future. Sarah Wray looks at how solar is a key part of that energy mix