Special Reports

More cities declare climate emergencies: Will it spur real change?

More cities declare climate emergencies: Will it spur real change?

Experts praise cities for highlighting the scale of the climate crisis but urge them to follow up with concrete actions.

To co-create better cities, meet people where they are

To co-create better cities, meet people where they are

Simply asking people what they want through consultations, surveys and focus groups isn’t enough – cities have to reach a much broader range of people and move towards true ‘co-creation’.

How cities are addressing the AI jobs crunch

How cities are addressing the AI jobs crunch

Matt Hamblen looks at how cities are addressing the impact of artificial intelligence on the jobs and skills in their communities. But is it enough?

MaaS: Are cities going to miss the bus?

MaaS: Are cities going to miss the bus?

At a recent roundtable event, city leaders cut through the MaaS hype.

Building what's next: Construction innovation could crack 'wicked' city problems

Building what's next: Construction innovation could crack 'wicked' city problems

Jon Glasco rounds up the latest innovation from the BBConstrumat show and its potential impact on smart city goals.

Fulfilling the promise of intelligent transportation services

Fulfilling the promise of intelligent transportation services

This was the theme of the 13th ITC European Congress, which brought together mayors, city officials and industry leaders to discuss the challenges ahead for smart mobility.

Smart cities: Listening to the 'silent’ majority

Smart cities: Listening to the 'silent’ majority

How can cities understand more about all of their citizens – not just the vocal minority?

Revolutionising rubbish: Council trials tech that could make bin collections a thing of the past

Revolutionising rubbish: Council trials tech that could make bin collections a thing of the past

A UK council is trialling new technology that could allow residents and businesses to drastically reduce the amount of waste they produce and save money at the same time.

Think bigger: How to scale smart city pilots

Think bigger: How to scale smart city pilots

Experts share what it takes to move smart city initiatives beyond the pilot stage.

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?