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Lily Maxwell

Lily is a freelance writer, translator and content-creator, specialised in smart cities and urbanism. After studying at the University of Cambridge, she moved to Barcelona and is now based between Spain and England, working with several different urban-focused European organisations. She speaks French, Spanish and English, and aims to tackle German and Italian next!

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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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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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Bob Bennett: the Role of Smart Cities Technology and their Benefits

Bob Bennett, the former Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) of Kansas City talked in our Smart City Leader Interview Series - while ...
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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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Rob van Gijzel on the Importance of Smart Cities & Smart Citizens

Rob van Gijzel, the former Mayor of Eindhoven and current Chairman of the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) Foundation in New ...
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Jonathan Reichental on the Importance of Smart Cities & Smart Citizens

The importance of smart cities & smart citizens: In our new interview series, smart city leaders comment on the future of ...
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Blockchain Technologies: The Next Frontier of Smart Cities - Part 2

As we discussed in our previous article (Blockchain: The Next Frontier of Smart Cities - Part 1), blockchain has the potential ...
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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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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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The Need to Redefine the Smart Home and its Link to Smart Cities

If the smart city is one that is hyperconnected, energy and cost-efficient, and sustainable, aiming to improve the lives of all ...
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