Special Reports

Cities want 5G to work – but terms and conditions apply

Cities want 5G to work – but terms and conditions apply

Martin Brynskov, Chairman, Open & Agile Smart Cities, says smart cities offer a huge market for telcos but notes that “terms and conditions apply".

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?

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.

Atlanta puts smart city tech to the test for Super Bowl

Atlanta puts smart city tech to the test for Super Bowl

At the weekend, the City Of Atlanta will host this year’s Super Bowl. Smart technology will play an important role in managing such a huge event and its impact on the city.

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.

The rise of digital twins in smart cities

The rise of digital twins in smart cities

2019 could see virtual ’twins’ help to make smart cities a reality.

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.