Special Reports

Seoul: A city based on data

Seoul: A city based on data

The South Korean capital believes the analysis of urban patterns forms the bedrock of smart infrastructure and services. SmartCitiesWorld explores how it has been using data more intelligently since 2011.

VIDEO: In Brainport Smart District, residents will own their data

VIDEO: In Brainport Smart District, residents will own their data

Cathalijne Dortmans, Deputy Mayor, City of Helmond, said: “Brainport Smart District is a living lab of technological innovation. It’s also a district for social innovation."

Outdoor offices, millions of plants and super canals: First look at plans for Smart Forest City Cancun

Outdoor offices, millions of plants and super canals: First look at plans for Smart Forest City Cancun

The development in Mexico is Stefano Boeri’s most ambitious forest city yet, covering a 557-hectare site. Largely food self-sufficient and powered by solar panels, it aims to be a "pioneer" for smart cities.

“Small things add up”: The Japanese town leading the zero-waste charge

“Small things add up”: The Japanese town leading the zero-waste charge

Kamikatsu had a goal of zero waste by 2020. It didn’t quite get there but striving for the ambitious target has delivered pioneering results.

Why Mastercard is 'playing a long game' in smart cities

Why Mastercard is 'playing a long game' in smart cities

A year after it launched, Sarah Wray gets the lowdown from Sapan Shah on the progress of Mastercard’s City Possible initiative.

Smart cities will succeed through systematic planning and a focus on economic vitality

Smart cities will succeed through systematic planning and a focus on economic vitality

Platform models can help cities move from being ‘fractionally smart’ to overall intelligent. Learn from the progress of cities such as Amsterdam, Duisburg and Cagliari.

Smart urban food systems: What will the future taste like?

Smart urban food systems: What will the future taste like?

Cities could lead the charge in the sustainable food revolution.

Carlsbad rips up the RFP in favour of challenge-based search for transformation partners

Carlsbad rips up the RFP in favour of challenge-based search for transformation partners

Carlsbad wants to be the “best-run government” around and is seeking digital transformation partners to support this.

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.