Special Reports

Harnessing the full power of fibre in a changing world

Harnessing the full power of fibre in a changing world

Distributed acoustic sensing uses fibre infrastructure to take smart cities to a new scale by unlocking a wealth of use cases.

How the holistic approach is central to the Covid-19 recovery

How the holistic approach is central to the Covid-19 recovery

SmartCitiesWorld talks to Lauren Sorkin, acting executive director of the Global Resilient Cities Network, on how cities can rebuild post Covid-19.

Podcast: How distributed acoustic sensing can give greater insight into your smart city, with Fotech

Podcast: How distributed acoustic sensing can give greater insight into your smart city, with Fotech

In the latest SmartCitiesWorld podcast, Sarah Wray talks to Chris Shannon, CEO of Fotech Group and Stuart Large, Product Line Director & Business Development.

Pain points, politics and the future of transport

Pain points, politics and the future of transport

SmartCitiesWorld talks to Paul Comfort about the themes of his new book, The Future of Public Transportation.

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.

Retailers rethink last-mile deliveries to reduce emissions and meet customer expectations

Retailers rethink last-mile deliveries to reduce emissions and meet customer expectations

A new report by eDelivery explores how retailers and carriers are looking for new ways to reduce carbon emissions and meet customer expectations of sustainability.

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."

VIDEO: 'Smart parks' – Las Vegas' green spaces are getting a tech reboot

VIDEO: 'Smart parks' – Las Vegas' green spaces are getting a tech reboot

Michael Lee Sherwood, Director of Technology & Innovation, City of Las Vegas, discusses smart parks, cybersecurity, how technology projects are funded and more.

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.

Use what you’ve got: Tapping fibre networks to ‘listen’ to the city

Use what you’ve got: Tapping fibre networks to ‘listen’ to the city

UK company Fotech is looking to expand its Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) technology to smart cities, extracting new value from existing fibre networks.