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?

Digital democracy as a response to the gilets jaunes – lessons learned

Digital democracy as a response to the gilets jaunes – lessons learned

French MP Paula Forteza talks to SmartCitiesWorld about the lessons learned from this large-scale consultation exercise and details how France has tried to channel the anger seen on its streets into positive public engagement.

CRM for cities: Chief Innovation Officer looks to put Carlsbad on the connected community map

CRM for cities: Chief Innovation Officer looks to put Carlsbad on the connected community map

Carlsbad’s new Chief Innovation Officer is looking to go beyond the city delivering basic services, towards offering Amazon-like user experience for citizens.

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.

Manchester road tests MaaS

Manchester road tests MaaS

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

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.

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?

Is the M9 ‘micro smart city’ the future for Venice?

Is the M9 ‘micro smart city’ the future for Venice?

The M9 development houses Italy’s first digital museum and has been dubbed a ’micro-smart city’. Can it better unite Venice and offer takeaways for other European cities too?