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San Mateo takes smart solutions across city borders

By Jon Walton, CIO, County of San Mateo, California I recently took part in a meeting with top IT executives from a number of local cities. Someone asked what a smart city actually was. Several people had ideas and suggested definitions, but we quickly realised that a universally-accepted explanation doesn’t exist–the concept of smart cities […]

How African cities can play to win

A new report highlights what African cities and governments can do to increase their share of foreign direct investment. By Jack Aldane

Why smart mobility is not always about infrastructure

Jonathan Andrews met with Maria Vassilakou, Vice-Mayor and Vice-Governor Executive City Councillor for Urban Planning, Traffic and Transport, City of Vienna. She reveals the mobility challenges of the fastest growing German-speaking city and why better urban design is the solution

San Diego and Reno selected to test drones

California’s San Diego and Nevada’s Reno have been selected to participate in a new programme by the US Department of Transportation to advance the testing of unmanned aircraft technology, or drones. The two cities will participate in the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) pilot programme together with eight other state and tribal governments from across the […]

Smart City Expo World Congress 2018

When: 13th November 2018 – 15th November 2018 all-day
Where: Fira Barcelona, Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina, 08004 Barcelona, Spain

Since 2011, Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) has been an unmissable event combining the latest solutions and technologies, and inspirational keynotes on improving life in cities. In 2018, the event intends to reflect on what makes a[…]

Detroit seeks to become centre for mobility innovation

The head of mobility for Detroit has said the city is seeking partnerships with public and private investors to transform its transport network and connect its citizens for economic growth. “We are constantly thinking through how we can possibly build a bigger potential market,” Mark de la Vergne, the city’s mobility innovation chief, told Cities Today. “That […]

Refugee crisis is an urban crisis, says World Bank

Forced displacement is increasingly an urban crisis that needs an integrated humanitarian and development approach in cities, according to a new World Bank report released at the World Urban Forum. “The reported numbers of refugees usually refer to those registered by UNHCR,” Axel Baeumler, Senior Infrastructure Economist at the World Bank and co-author of the report told Cities Today. “However […]

JLL rethinks global city competitiveness for the future

New research from JLL challenges traditional approaches to evaluating city competitiveness by encouraging the global real estate market to rethink city performance metrics. In World Cities: Mapping the Pathways to Success, published in conjunction with The Business of Cities, JLL delves into global cities’ performance to evaluate their strengths and opportunities for real estate investors, developers […]

Houston launches new bot in response to Hurricane Harvey

Jonathan Andrews met with Lisa Kent, CIO, City of Houston, to discuss her advice on getting the best out of vendor partnerships and how her department played a key role during Hurricane Harvey

Interview: Milan Bandić, Mayor of Zagreb

Why did you become mayor? I wanted to change something. I felt that Zagreb could and should do better. When I was first elected mayor in 2000, the war wounds were still fresh in Zagreb and Croatia, and the problems were, understandably, difficult and numerous. What is your favourite part of the job? Meeting people […]