27 Jul 2018

The Top 50 Smart Cities In The World 2018

The IESE Business School in Barcelona has released the data for the world’s smartest cities for

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23 Apr 2018

With Smart Cities, Your Every Step Will Be Recorded

Modern cities are brimming with objects that receive, collect and transmit data. This includes mobile phones

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17 Apr 2018

It’s Time To Regulate ‘Smart City’ Technology, Too

This isn’t just about Facebook: When Google is building cities and cars are turning into

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01 Mar 2018

What Would The Ultimate Child-Friendly City Look Like?

The reality for many urban children is too much time spent indoors playing on smartphones

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26 Jan 2018

Smart Cities That Are Bastions For Tech Jobs, 2018

 Smart city growth is at a tipping point, and there are plenty of jobs

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07 Nov 2017

Who Wins When A City Gets Smart?

Last year, Columbus, Ohio, won a $50 million grant for high-tech transportation innovation, with a

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19 Sep 2017

5 Reasons How Smart Cities Will Fail Us

Emergent technologies are poised to radically change how we work and live. They will transform

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12 Apr 2017

The World’s Greenest City Out Of Dreams, Oil, Pearls, And Sand.

A decade ago Dubai had one of the largest ecological footprints of any city in

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06 Mar 2017

Why Culture Should Drive City Planning

In my view, while infrastructure and services are necessary for environmental health, it is culture

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22 Feb 2017

A Smart City Is, Because Its People Are.

By 2030, 60 percent of the world’s population is expected to live in mega-cities. How

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16 Dec 2016

Smart Cities Is Not Enough, It Needs To Be Smarter Or Else

As a planet, we have some serious climate targets to meet in the coming years.

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27 Apr 2016

Raising The Bar For Smart Cities In Singapore

Government-deployed sensors will collect and coordinate an unprecedented amount of data on daily life in

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17 Feb 2016

The Anti-Patterns Of The Digitally Connected City

Popular visions of the “smart city” promise that with digital technology the power of the

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29 Dec 2015

The Top 3 Smart City Trends To Expect In 2016

Predictions from research firm IDC revealed three particularly interesting trends emerging around the smart cities

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20 Oct 2015

Why Smart Cities, As It Is Portrayed, Is Not Always Really Smart

Digital tracking systems – The smart city ‘is a promise to improve quality of life,

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01 Sep 2015

How Christchurch Returned The City To Its Cycling Roots

After the 2011 disaster, residents were asked what they wanted from the city once known

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29 Jul 2015

How Charlotte Takes Action For Their Smart City Initiative

There’s been much discussion lately about the potential of “smart cities” and connecting data to

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23 Jul 2015

Playable Cities : The City That Plays Together, Stays Together

Forget about smart cities, Playable City ideas – like Bristol’s water slide or its temporary

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20 Jul 2015

What Is The City That Never Sleeps? All Of Them!

One’s experience of a city at night is always singular and intimate, especially when visiting

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03 Jul 2015

DIY Guide : How To Build A City From Scratch

From Songdo, South Korea to Lavasa, India via Egypt’s unnamed new capital, everywhere you look

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03 Jun 2015

Barcelona’s Quest To Become The Smartest City Of Them All

  Barcelona has been named the Smartest City in the world for 2015, according to

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29 May 2015

Would You Share Private Data For A Better City?

  In the 1950s, a decade after he outlined the theory of the Big Bang

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29 May 2015

Why Our Cities Need Smart Transport

The reform of urban mobility remains one of the biggest challenges confronting policy makers around

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23 May 2015

Smart City Technologies From Grassroots

The world is urbanizing—and fast. Why are cities so popular? They’re where the opportunities are.

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23 May 2015

Cyber-physical Systems Help Smart Cities Raise IQ

Many smart city benefits come from sensors that are connected to the Internet, providing managers

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06 May 2015

What Will A Smart City Look Like In The Future?

By 2050 there will be five billion urbanites, but, with pressure on resources and climate

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30 Apr 2015

San Diego : Smart Projects For Smart Cities

A National Geographic series on smart cities will showcase San Diego in an hour-long documentary

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11 Apr 2015

Smart Is As Smart Does. Stupid Just Does Nothing.

There’s community and there’s commuting. Let’s not confuse the two. With the population growing and

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06 Apr 2015

Bristol Is Open : The Smart City Of The Future

The city of Bristol has announced a multi-million pound experiment to create the smart city of the

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19 Mar 2015

Is Your City Too Smart For You?

Could pursuing the rational, clinical urbanism of smart cities destroy the charming chaos of traditional

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02 Mar 2015

The Smartest Cities Rely On Citizen Cunning And Unglamorous Technology

Ignore the futuristic visions of governments and developers, it’s humble urban communities who lead the

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28 Feb 2015

Germany’s Designer City

On the brick wall of a building beside the River Elbe in Hamburg, Germany, a

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24 Feb 2015

How To Build A Fairer City

Four leading academics propose the ‘grounded city’ – where sustainable transport, accessible broadband and modest

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21 Feb 2015

The Rise Of The Sensor-Based Smart City

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s second largest city, is about to be flooded. Not by storms,

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18 Feb 2015

6 Principles In Planning City-Level Sensor Projects

In Montreal, bus and subway riders who use the transit system’s OPUS smart fare card

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07 Feb 2015

Harnessing City Sounds For Better Urban Living

Counting cars, finding where shootings have occurred, and counting wildlife: all of this can be

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03 Feb 2015

Smart slums: Utopian or Dystopian Vision of the Future?

A researcher explores how smart-city sensor technology can empower or disempower slum dwellers. Life in a

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31 Jan 2015

Scaling Up Sensor-Based Smart Cities Proves Difficult

As Santander, Rio and other cities have demonstrated, sensor-based solutions have the potential to impact

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20 May 2015

The Cloud Cities Where Urban Automation Is A Reality

Remote storage, big data and the Internet of Things are often discussed separately, but together

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31 Jan 2015

Are You Willing To Trade Privacy For Efficiency?

Data science may be helping cities get ‘smarter’, but questions remain over how long urban

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17 Sep 2018

How To Make Creative Cities — From Buildings To Buses

“I am in love with cities,” says British designer and architect Thomas Heatherwick (TED Talk: Building the

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07 Aug 2018

Collaboration Through Technology: The Key To A Prosperous Society

Unlocking the promise of digital Digital infrastructure has long been considered an engine for economic

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18 Jul 2018

These Are The World’s Most Future-Proof Cities

As technology changes the way people live and work, cities are undergoing an unprecedented transformation.

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09 Jun 2018

The Challenges Of Keeping The Masses Moving Up, Down & Across

Cities worldwide face the problems and possibilities of “volume”: the stacking and moving of people

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27 Feb 2018

The 14 Epic Must-See Libraries Of The World

A cab driver once told me that, at the age of eight, he walked 10

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16 Feb 2018

Not The End Of The World: The Return Of Dubai’s Ultimate Folly

Underwater bedrooms, ‘Lohan Island’ and snow all year round – a decade after it was

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02 Feb 2018

Trading Up : How Developing Countries Can Streamline Import / Export

The fact that technology is affecting trade is not new, but the velocity, scope and

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29 Jun 2017

The Top 10 Airports You’ll Actually Love

Airport architecture has evolved to reflect the culture of our cities—and more energy-efficient design. With

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16 Feb 2017

How Big Data Is Adding A Whole New Dimension To Public Spaces

Most of us encounter public spaces in our daily lives: whether it’s physical space (a

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19 Jan 2017

How Uber Gives Penance To Many Affronts To Cities

But it’s not the highly coveted numbers cities need. How helpful is the company’s new

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