Guiding the evolution of smart cities

The idea of the “Smart City” is a fashionable one. However, there is no common definition of what a smart city should look like. Diverse initiatives have been realized under the moniker of “smart solutions”, from the creation of green spaces to self-driving vehicles. The great variety and creativity of these initiatives demonstrates the enormous potential of smarter cities to …

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Smart cities: Only as smart as their cybersecurity protections

President Joseph Biden wasted little time pushing an ambitious climate agenda to overhaul American energy policies, invest in green jobs and reduce American reliance on fossil fuels. Since taking office in January, he paused offshore drilling licenses and pledged to rejoin the Paris Agreement to limit global warming. The president still needs the support of a divided U.S. Congress, but …

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Remote working is driving an exodus from major cities

Traditionally, people have been forced to move to big cities to take advantage the best job opportunities. But this also involved taking on higher living costs and suffering long and crowded commutes. However, with Covid-19 showing the majority of business owners (and employees) that remote working can be just as effective, we could witness a major mindset shift. This is …

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Why we shouldn’t be so quick to write off the potential of smart cities

Over the past decade, there has been an explosion of embedded sensors, mobile devices, high-speed wireless connectivity and advanced analytics within urban spaces. These have provided city agencies with a wealth of data and insights that resulted in the creation of the “smart city,” places where technology and data are used to enable better decisions that improve citizens’ quality of …

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