Special Reports

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.