Special Reports

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?

The war on smog

The war on smog

Charles Carter looks at the latest initiatives to tackle air pollution and one of its biggest causes.

Addressing the smart cities skills gap

Addressing the smart cities skills gap

Smart cities are about people – and that includes the workers required to drive the transformation. Sarah Wray examines the skills challenge facing cities.

Atlanta puts smart city tech to the test for Super Bowl

Atlanta puts smart city tech to the test for Super Bowl

At the weekend, the City Of Atlanta will host this year’s Super Bowl. Smart technology will play an important role in managing such a huge event and its impact on the city.

Plotting the route to smarter transportation

Plotting the route to smarter transportation

Smart Cities World’s Road to Liveable Cities event brought together technology and transport experts, as well as start-ups, to discuss and envision the shape of future mobility.

Smart cities are futuristic but they must also learn from the past

Smart cities are futuristic but they must also learn from the past

Mike Barlow and Cornelia Lévy-Bencheton look at what smart cities must learn from the past if they are to deliver their promise.

Harnessing human smarts: Meet Madrid’s Director of Citizen Participation

Harnessing human smarts: Meet Madrid’s Director of Citizen Participation

The City of Madrid is committed to citizen participation and enabling it at scale. Sarah Wray talks to Miguel Arana Catania, Madrid’s Director of Citizen Participation.

The smart nation where everyone owns their personal data

The smart nation where everyone owns their personal data

Mike Barlow and Cornelia Lévy-Bencheton tell the story of Estonia and its experiment in digital government that’s paying off.

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.