Special Reports

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.

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.

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.

The art of people-centred smart cities: Manchester shows the way

The art of people-centred smart cities: Manchester shows the way

Manchester’s CityVerve has generated a ‘blueprint’ for people-centred smart cities.

Dockless mobility: How to stop the wheels coming off

Dockless mobility: How to stop the wheels coming off

Dockless mobility services are a fascinating example of good intentions hitting the real world, with sometimes unexpected results. While there’s a way to go, steps are being taken to calm the chaos.

The smart streets coming soon to Dallas

The smart streets coming soon to Dallas

The City of Dallas’ Department of Transportation is currently identifying five parts of town where workers will weave smart city technology into ‘street rehab’ projects.

To make your city smarter, start with the kids

To make your city smarter, start with the kids

Rather than thinking about traffic, trash or telecommunications, children could be the unifying factor that pulls a smart city strategy together.

Port of Rotterdam on course for self-driving ships by 2030

Port of Rotterdam on course for self-driving ships by 2030

Port of Rotterdam wants to be the world’s smartest port with Internet of Things sensors and a data management platform combined with powerful analytics. By 2030, the port authority wants to allow autonomous ships in port to unload and load goods.