Special Reports

Start-up plans to boost electric mobility with platform business model and free rental

Start-up plans to boost electric mobility with platform business model and free rental

The business model is based on selling ad space and data. End users go free.

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.

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.

City data-sharing scales up

City data-sharing scales up

New initiatives around city data-sharing look way beyond open data.

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.

Blockchain for smarter cities? Start crawling

Blockchain for smarter cities? Start crawling

Many cities are curious about the benefits that blockchain could offer for citizens and public services, but they’re understandably wary of taking the plunge. Ernst & Young’s Paul Brody shares how to move beyond the status quo.

Geospatial ‘fingerprints’ plot the path to healthier streets in London

Geospatial ‘fingerprints’ plot the path to healthier streets in London

Data and planning experts from Transport for London outline how user-friendly geospatial data and business processes underpin the delivery of the Mayor’s ambitious Transport Strategy.

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.