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Laura Puttkamer5 min read

The Line: A 170-km long future city in Saudi Arabia’s desert

Do cities always have to have cars, streets, and carbon emissions? Do they even need to have a roughly circular layout? Saudi ...
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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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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 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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Joe Appleton11 min read

How the Urban Heat Island Effect is harming our cities

Heat everywhere, especially the cities are effected very hard, this phenomenon has a name called: "Urban Heat Island effect". ...
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Joe Appleton8 min read

What is IoT (Internet of Things)? Why is it important for Smart Cities?

Ever since the idea of a smart city was first introduced, Internet of Things technology has been a key pillar of smart city ...
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Laura Puttkamer5 min read

What are smart parks?

Smart cities make us think of technology, apps, sensors, and screens. But there is so much more to an intelligent city of the ...
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Jon Glasco8 min read

Smart Sustainable Cities in Spain: The Commitment to a Green Economy

Climate change is currently showing one of its harshest sides. Europe is groaning under the heat and further droughts in ...
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Joe Appleton7 min read

Smart City Rotterdam: A Leading Light In Smart Innovation

The Dutch city of Rotterdam is Europe’s largest maritime port, and one of the world’s most important shipping hubs. Often ...
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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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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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Jon Glasco5 min read

Smart Education for Smart Cities: Visual, Collaborative & Interactive

Smart education is a key ingredient in smart city development. Strengths in basic education, advanced training and ...
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Kimberly Rittner6 min read

How Smart Cities Can Use Renewable Energy Sources

The world's population is growing steadily. According to the United Nations, the world's population will grow to 9.7 billion ...
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Laura Puttkamer5 min read

A water smart city: Learning from Singapore

March 22 marks the annual World Water Day, a United Nations observance day highlighting the importance of fresh water. It is ...
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Jon Glasco9 min read

Smart Mobility: Challenges and Solutions in Smart Cities

Urban mobility is described as the lifeblood of modern cities, a critical economic factor, and a facilitator of smart, ...
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Joe Appleton10 min read

The Use of AI for Smart Urban Services in Smart Cities

When used correctly, disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence can improve our urban landscape for the better. ...
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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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Joe Appleton11 min read

The Top 10 Smart Cities In Asia (Updated 2021)

Asia is one of the most exciting continents on the planet, with rapidly evolving economies, fertile economic ecosystems, and ...
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Laura Puttkamer5 min read

Smart Health: How can smart city technology leverage wellbeing?

Lessons learned from the pandemic have made health a key area of the smart city. The evolution of technologies that improve ...
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Lisa Smith9 min read

Barcelona Smart City: A Journey Towards a Citizen-Centric Smart City

This smart city portrait provides an overview on the smart city strategy and intelligent solutions implemented in the City of ...
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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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Laura Puttkamer5 min read

Leuven Smart City Strategy - Networked, Smart, Climate-Neutral

Leuven in Belgium is not only the country’s beer capital and home to the Stella Artois brewery, but also a spectacularly ...
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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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Laura Puttkamer5 min read

The Line: A 170-km long future city in Saudi Arabia’s desert

Do cities always have to have cars, streets, and carbon emissions? Do they even need to have a roughly circular layout? Saudi ...
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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 ...
Start Reading
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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Jon Glasco6 min read

Smart City Vilnius: Embracing the Arts and Cultural Heritage

After surviving decades of occupation by a foreign power, how does a city restore and capture the value of its strengths in the ...
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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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