Editor's Blog

Melony, our editor, loves to give her take on how smart cities are evolving. Her weekly blog gives a small insight into her thinking on each weeks news that comes across her desk.

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Featured Stories

Competition and collaboration

Competition and collaboration

The UK’s smart city movement has experienced robust, forward momentum in the last 18 months

Safety by numbers

Safety by numbers

The big question for us all is can technology make our cities safer?

Blade Runner & living the dream

Blade Runner & living the dream

We accept what’s coming – drones, driverless cars, AI, AR, Hyperloop, commercial space travel et al – with a sense of inevitability rather than incredulity

The Silent Generation to Generation Alpha

The Silent Generation to Generation Alpha

Alphas will become the most intensely educated, wealthiest and dynamic generation that human society has yet seen

The trouble with Uber

The trouble with Uber

When Transport for London (TFL) announced that it would not be renewing Uber’s licence earlier this week, there was jubilation from the Black cabs and outrage from users

Low emissions delivery

Low emissions delivery

White van man is going green and here’s how

Life on Mars

Life on Mars

Bioenergy with cabon capture technology (BECCS) is currently touted as a possible climate change superhero

Ode to September

Ode to September

The autumn heralds new opportunities, fresh ideas, exciting projects and meaningful collaborations

Thin crust Capricciosa

Thin crust Capricciosa

Pizza and technology have long been cheesy bedfellows. It started as far back as 1974 when rather than a telephone, a computer was used to order a pizza

The Great American Eclipse

The Great American Eclipse

Henry Ford freed the common people from their geography. What would he make of the Internet -- freeing us all from the matrix of physicality?
AI for smarter cities: finding the real value

Special Reports

AI for smarter cities: finding the real value

Sarah Wray looks at where AI is making an impact in improving our cities, and the opportunities for the future