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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 […]

Making fossil free construction a reality

By Mark Wessel Before the Paris Climate conference in 2015, Veidekke–Scandinavia’s largest construction company–announced to the world that they would do their part, by reducing their own greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent by 2030 and by 90 percent by 2050. Looking back on this decision, Hege Schøyen Dillner, Veidekke’s Chief Sustainability Officer says that […]

Mayor of Stockholm elected EUROCITIES president

Anna König Jerlmyr, Mayor of Stockholm, has been elected President of EUROCITIES. Jonathan Andrews spoke to her on the sidelines of the network’s annual conference in Edinburgh As the new president of EUROCITIES, what will be your main priorities over the next two years? There is a growing polarisation across the EU, and it seems […]

Smart parking that encourages inclusion

Smart parking for disabled drivers gets EU backing The EU is funding smart-parking projects for disabled people to ensure this group also benefits from digitalisation. Parking is a nightmare, but then you see a space. And realize–it’s for the disabled! Would you still park there? Hopefully not. But it seems there are many people who […]

Imagination, innovation, implementation

By Katharina Wind With the Laboratorio para la Ciudad in Mexico City, Gabriella Gómez-Mont and her team persistently work towards solving the challenges of the city as well as unlocking its enormous potential. The Laboratorio para la Ciudad, just like Mexico City itself, is a multifaceted, inspiring and constantly evolving space. Not only is the […]

To be or not to be a smart city

By Dante Ricci, Global Public Sector and Smart Cities Marketing lead  Not everyone agrees that some cities in the online lists of smart cities are so smart.  I for one have visited a couple of these highly ranked cities and can tell you from personal experience that just getting through the traffic to get to my […]

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[…]