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Thomas Mueller2 min read

Smart Cities Made in Germany: 32 Model Projects selected

On the 8th of September 2020, Horst Seehofer, Federal Minister of the Interior, Building and Community, announced the decision ...
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Joe Appleton9 min read

Smart City Resilience: Mitigating the Risks of Climate Change

Climate change is a very clear and present danger. Though the term usually conjures up images of melting ice sheets and dying ...
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Lisa Smith9 min read

The Impact of AI on the Smart City Movement

Artificial intelligence (AI) promises huge advantages for smart data processing and automation, potentially affecting every ...
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Joe Appleton10 min read

Citizen’s Perspectives on Data Privacy in Smart Cities

As smart cities get smarter, citizens have begun to express concerns about the use of their data, and whether their privacy is ...
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Joe Appleton3 min read

Smart City Expo World Congress 2023: Building a Better Tomorrow Today

The evolution of urban living and the vision of future cities will come into sharp focus at the annual Smart City Expo World ...
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Lily Maxwell11 min read

Leading North American Smart Cities to Watch in 2019

In a 2018 report completed by the Eden Strategy Institute, 12 of the globe’s 20 smartest cities were located in the USA. ...
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Lily Maxwell10 min read

Rising North American Smart Cities to Watch in 2019

The US is, in many ways, the birthplace of innovation: it was there that Ford launched the first affordable car and there that ...
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Nicole Becker5 min read

Smart City Expo World Congress 2023 and bee smart city renew collaboration

Muelheim/Ruhr, September 17th 2023. bee smart city is delighted to announce its continued collaboration with the Smart City ...
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Joe Appleton7 min read

How to Win a Smart City Tender: 5 Key Success Factors

Winning a smart city tender isn’t a matter of luck. It’s a matter of skilled planning, careful estimations, honest evaluations, ...
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Joe Appleton8 min read

Rethinking Urban Mobility for the Post-Covid City

“There’s a positive aspect of this horror,” the deputy mayor of Paris, Jean-Louis Missika, told the Washington Post. “Never has ...
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Thomas Mueller2 min read

Announced: The Top 7 Intelligent Communities of the Year 2018

In early February 2018, the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) named the world’s Top 7 Intelligent Communities of 2018. This is ...
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Thomas Mueller2 min read

Revealed: The UK's Leading Smart Cities

On October 23, Huawei and Navigant Consulting have released the 2nd "UK Smart Cities Index - Assessment of Strategy and ...
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Lily Maxwell12 min read

How to ensure that your smart city strategy is inclusive

Many proponents of the smart city claim that it is by nature inclusive. However, like all other aspects of urban design and ...
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Joe Appleton4 min read

Interview: 5 Minutes with Carlos Moreno

We were lucky enough to listen to an exciting talk by Carlos Moreno at an event in Poznan in October 2022. After the event, we ...
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Lily Maxwell9 min read

Rising Asian Stars: Smart Cities in Asia to Watch in 2019 - Part 1

There were an estimated 47 megacities in existence in 2017, and the majority were located in Asia. The region is facing ...
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Jon Glasco8 min read

Sustainable Cities Depend on Smart Ecosystems

During the coronavirus outbreak in Amsterdam, city leaders took steps to help citizens at risk of isolation due to lockdown ...
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Lily Maxwell12 min read

Rising Stars: Eight European Smart Cities to Watch in 2018

The term ‘smart city’ is everywhere at the moment, but it is still mostly discussed in reference to familiar names - Amsterdam, ...
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Joe Appleton20 min read

Smart City Leader Interview: Jamie Cudden, Smart Dublin

Jamie Cudden is the leader of Dublin City Council’s Smart City program. The Smart City program focuses on embracing new ...
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Joe Appleton6 min read

How NRW is Changing the Landscape of Smart Mobility Solutions

Smart Mobility is one of the most talked about dimensions in smart city development. A strong and innovative mobility sector is ...
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Dr. Alexander Gelsin1 min read

Collective Intelligence: Key Success Factor for the Smart City

As expressed by a number of urban strategists in the past two years, we have witnessed a gradual shift towards citizen-centric ...
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Lily Maxwell7 min read

Why The Smart Home Is Facilitating Smart Communities

As John Friedmann highlights (2011), the household is just as much a socio-political space as the public realm: although it may ...
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SMART CITY PORTRAITS

Laura Puttkamer5 min read

Smart City Tallinn: City Portrait

Estonia’s capital city Tallinn is one of the most advanced smart cities in the world. The city by the Baltic Sea is also the ...
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Laura Puttkamer5 min read

Smart City Portrait Florence

Florence is the capital of Italy’s beautiful Tuscany region and known for hosting many masterpieces of Renaissance art and ...
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Laura Puttkamer5 min read

City Portrait: Smart Bristol 

Bristol, a city of almost half a million in the southwest of England, was the first British city to be named European Green ...
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Laura Puttkamer6 min read

City Portrait: Smart Grenoble

Grenoble is a city of about 160,000 inhabitants in southeastern France, known for its winter sport, its museums and ...
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Laura Puttkamer5 min read

City Portrait: Smart Umea

Umeå or Umea is a fast growing Swedish city, 600 km north of Stockholm. The 11th largest city of the country, it has a ...
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Laura Puttkamer5 min read

City Portrait: Getting Smart in Ghent

Ghent is the third-largest city in Belgium after Brussels and Antwerp. The capital of the East Flanders region is known for its ...
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Laura Puttkamer5 min read

Smart City Espoo: Co-Creation, Innovation, and Sustainable Solutions

Espoo is Finland’s second biggest city. With close to 300,000 inhabitants, it is home to many education and research institutes ...
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Joe Appleton7 min read

Smart City Vienna: In Conversation

In today's rapidly evolving urban landscapes, cities around the world are endeavouring to integrate technology and innovation ...
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Laura Puttkamer5 min read

City Portrait: Smart City Copenhagen

Denmark’s capital city is regularly voted as one of the world’s most liveable and smart cities. At 602,000 inhabitants, it is a ...
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Laura Puttkamer5 min read

Smart city preparedness: Which city is ready for the future?

The Swedish software company ProptechOS recently published a smart city index that not only looks at how smart a city already ...
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Laura Puttkamer5 min read

Smart City London: Europe’s Smartest City

London is regularly voted as one of the smartest cities in the world. But what does smartness look like in the British capital? ...
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Laura Puttkamer5 min read

Smart City Stockholm: A connected, sustainable, data-driven city

Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and the country’s largest city. Built on 14 islands and connected by over 50 bridges, the ...
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Lisa Smith8 min read

Amsterdam Smart City: A World Leader in Smart City Development

This smart city portrait provides an overview on the smart city strategy and intelligent solutions implemented in the City of ...
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Sarah Wray5 min read

Smart City Bhubaneswar: A Citizen-Centered Approach for Smart Growth

Bhubaneswar is the capital of the state of Odisha in India. Known as “the Temple City”, it is an emerging hub for education, ...
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Jon Glasco8 min read

Ljubljana: A Smart, Green, and Sustainable City

Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital and largest city, is a vibrant centre of economic, cultural, and innovative activity. This year, ...
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Lily Maxwell10 min read

Smart City Antwerp: The European Capital of Things

Antwerp is the economic hub of Belgium; as the Mayor of Antwerp, Bart de Wever, is fond of saying, “Antwerp is the city where ...
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Joe Appleton10 min read

Smart Dublin: Future-Proofing The Irish Capital

Dublin is one of Europe’s most vibrant capital cities. Situated on the mouth of the River Liffey, this Irish metropolis has a ...
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Mike Barlow and Cornelia Levy-Bencheton6 min read

Estonia: Smart Nation on the Baltic Sea

What does it take to turn a national bureaucracy into a smart government? It’s not too often a country is given a clean slate ...
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Lisa Smith8 min read

Smart City Alba Iulia: Solutions For A Digital City

This city portrait is in two parts. The first part (Alba Iulia Smart City: How Central Romania Quietly Created a Hidden ...
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Lisa Smith9 min read

Alba Iulia Smart City: A Quietly Created Hidden Champion in Europe

This city portrait is in two parts. This first part describes the ambitious plans of the Alba Iulia City Hall as it uses ...
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Jon Glasco10 min read

Smart City Zaragoza: The Power of Citizen Innovators

Zaragoza: Pioneering a Citizen-Centric Smart City Vision Fifteen years ago, Zaragoza - the historic Spanish city situated ...
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