Special Reports

VIDEO: Smart cities – where does the money flow?

VIDEO: Smart cities – where does the money flow?

SmartCitiesWorld talks to Phil Skipper, Vodafone, about the role of mobile operators in smart cities.

VIDEO: Greenwich bids to become London’s most resilient borough

VIDEO: Greenwich bids to become London’s most resilient borough

Allan Mayo, Smart City Strategist, Digital Greenwich, says everyone has to adapt in the “brave new world” of smart cities.

Mind the gap: Southwark's innovative approach to expanding connectivity

Mind the gap: Southwark's innovative approach to expanding connectivity

Ahead of her participation at Smart IoT Connect, Davina Fell, Digital Infrastructure Programme Manager, Southwark Council, talks to Sarah Wray about councils’ connectivity challenges – and opportunities.

Costing the Earth: Funding city climate initiatives with green banks

Costing the Earth: Funding city climate initiatives with green banks

Green banks are on the rise as cities look for ways to fund essential work to prevent climate change and its effects.

Future energy systems: Decentralisation and virtual power plants

Future energy systems: Decentralisation and virtual power plants

Technological innovation and new trends could produce a much more flexible, resilient and efficient energy grid. Will regulators be bold enough to unleash the true power of these new systems?

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’.

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.

5G for smarter cities – terms and conditions apply

5G for smarter cities – 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".

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.