Special Reports

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.

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.

Traffic congestion: Cutting through the complexity

Traffic congestion: Cutting through the complexity

We explore how cities are trying to tackle the major challenge of congestion.

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.

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.

Self-driving shuttles and traffic safety are good IoT bets

Self-driving shuttles and traffic safety are good IoT bets

Las Vegas, Arizona and Utah are moving ahead with sensor-based technology to improve transport.

Smart cities can’t exist while there’s a digital divide

Smart cities can’t exist while there’s a digital divide

City leaders outline how they are putting digital inclusion at the centre of their smart city strategies.