03 Jun 2016

It Is Obvious To Begin With, Cities Are First & Foremost For People

The federal government’s recently released Smart Cities Plan is built on three pillars: smart investment,

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26 May 2016

A Bus For Cars? Hmmm… A Cleaner Future From Ideas Past

First dreamed up in 1969, the bus may help Chinese cities ease traffic and curb

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25 May 2016

Top 20 Cities In The World For Cycling Lifestyle

THE BICYCLE MAKES sense in cities. With rising urbanization, our cities need modern mobility solutions,

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17 May 2016

Why & How Perth Is Testing If Its Strategy Is Really Working

City planning has many approaches that have been used to enable better economic, social and

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16 May 2016

Getting Lost (Safely) Is Part Of The Fun & Smarts Of ‘Smart’ Cities

The internet has reached our cities. A smart city is optimised for efficiency, productivity and

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16 May 2016

A Fun & Vibrant City Simply Has More Festivals

Last year the Institute of Museum and Library Services offered a catchy statistic: the United

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04 May 2016

Where Citizens Doing DIY Knows It Is Not Built In A Day

Armed with shovels and sacks of cold asphalt, Rome’s residents fill potholes. Defying rats, they

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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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01 Apr 2016

Portland’s Leading Ways Invests In Minority & Women Entrepreneurs

Often referred to as the “Whitest City in America,” Portland, Oregon, has made concerted efforts

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28 Mar 2016

From West To East And Back For Architecture’s Leading Light

Will American cities learn to love China’s best homegrown architect? Ready or not, here he

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18 Mar 2016

While Apple & FBI Are Fighting, US DOT & Google’s Sidewalk Labs Are Partnering

U.S. DOT and Sidewalk Labs Partner in the Smart City Challenge; Sidewalk Labs to Create

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16 Mar 2016

Future Cities & Societies Will Be Made With And Will Need New Skills

Today, the idea that data can play a key role in the design and management

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16 Feb 2016

The Top 10 Smart Cities Consideration For A Prosperous India

The government last month revealed names of the first 20 smart cities that will get

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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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12 Nov 2015

Singapore + Copenhagen = Smart City Fusion

To mark the 50th anniversary of close bilateral ties between Singapore and Denmark, the two

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30 Oct 2015

How Big Data And The Sims Helped Us Build The Cities Of The Future

By 2050, the United Nations predicts that around 66% of the world’s population will be

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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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09 Oct 2015

A 21st Century Smart Metrics Guide For Smart Cities

Smart cities make sense: they waste less, offer better quality of life and ensure a

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29 Sep 2015

The New Tool Helping Cities Build Sustainably

Before constructing new infrastructure, government agencies are starting to evaluate projects’ potential economic, environmental and

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25 Sep 2015

10 Best Cities For Young Entrepreneurs

NerdWallet tallied the top metro areas by population to determine this (surprising!) list of the

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24 Sep 2015

How Climate-Smart Cities Could Save The World

Green buildings and better infrastructure would not only spur economic growth but also cut carbon

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24 Aug 2015

The Top 10 Cities Of The Future

If you think about it, human settlements tend to have their own gravitational pull. Like

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19 Aug 2015

If Civic Engagement Is Boring, You’re Probably Doing It Wrong

The five cities of the City Accelerator’s second cohort — Albuquerque, Atlanta, Baltimore, New Orleans

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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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28 Jul 2015

How Salt Lake City Commits To A Cleaner Future

Five institutions in Salt Lake City were recognised by the city as part of this

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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

Without Smart, Connected People There Are No Smart Cities

Driverless cars, smart homes, streetcars and high-speed rail, skyscrapers clad in solar panels – there

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24 Jun 2015

The Future Of Tech At Cities Of The Future

As witnessed in Silicon Valley over the last two decades, Tech industry growth impacts housing

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23 Jun 2015

Why Cities Can Learn From Another Even When They Differ

No two cities are alike. Though they might share the same geography or even the

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17 Jun 2015

Smart Alerting : Shelter From The Data Storm

Here’s a fundamental paradox of today’s massively connected IT systems: the more information available to

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04 Jun 2015

A Vulnerable City Is Not A Smart City

“Real world hacker” Cesar Cerrudo has blasted vendors, saying they’re stopping security researchers from testing

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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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28 May 2015

Big Data Could Help Cities On Climate Change

With last year’s U.S.-China Climate Accord came a new focus on municipal sustainability. Yes, power

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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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06 May 2015

Visions Of Smart City Utopia Need Urgent Reality Check

Responsive urban technology sounds enticing but citizens must not be disconnected from plans drawn up

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06 May 2015

Commute, Property Prices, And Good Conversation

  Two bodyguards trotted behind Enrique Peñalosa, their pistols jostling in holsters. There was nothing

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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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04 May 2015

Responsive Façades For Smarter Cities

  A greener future’s not all about electric cars; it’s about smart building engineering too.

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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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18 Apr 2015

LA’s pLAn : From Smog & Sprawl To A Green Sustainable City

Los Angeles is known around the world as the home of Hollywood stars, sunny beaches

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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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31 Mar 2015

Manchester, Salford Grow Major Free Wifi Network, Bringing Superfast Surfing To Millions

Greater Manchester’s ambition to become a top worldwide digital city region has taken a major

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18 Mar 2015

What Big Data Means For Big Cities

Sometimes the most powerful and transformative technologies emerge by accident, an unintended consequence of other

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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

Smart Or Stupid: Will Our Cities Of The Future Be Easier To Hack?

As more and more machines are entrusted with managing city infrastructure systems, the prospect of

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26 Feb 2015

Innovation In Energy Will Drive Sustainable Cities

Urbanisation makes cities a main focus for environmental policy. Digital technology and innovation will enable

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23 Feb 2015

Biometric Data And Smart Cities

Using information to track individuals’ behaviour and interactions in cities could be used to redesign

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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

The “Sensing” City Is the Future of Urbanism

The Smart City isn’t enough. How might real-time data awaken the humanity in our buildings

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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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