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Are we really building a smart city smartly, asks Ishaan Rajankar, MSc, Imperial College, London

Are we really building a smart city smartly, asks Ishaan Rajankar, MSc, Imperial College, London

To build a smart city smartly, we must first begin with smart construction

The UK must lead the way in accessible smart cities, says CIBES Lift UK’s Gary Sullivan

The UK must lead the way in accessible smart cities, says CIBES Lift UK’s Gary Sullivan

Lifts will very soon respond to control from mobile devices, with users able to pre-call chosen floors using their mobile phones

Accelerating the evolution of smart, connected cities

Accelerating the evolution of smart, connected cities

Cities, and the organisations they work with, cannot afford to delay their smart city initiatives, says Dante Ricci, Senior Director SAP Global Public Sector -- and they must start with citizens not technologies

AI and infrastructure planning, by Ashay Prabhu, co-founder of Assetic

AI and infrastructure planning, by Ashay Prabhu, co-founder of Assetic

With the advent of big data and the tools to interpret it, leaders have been given new ways to optimise their cities’ performance into the future

A lack of stakeholder collaboration will threaten the technological transformation of underground utility management, say KPMG's Matt King and Salar Shemirani

A lack of stakeholder collaboration will threaten the technological transformation of underground utility management, say KPMG's Matt King and Salar Shemirani

Technology brings many benefits and advantages to underground asset management, but collaboration is crucial to its ultimate success

Clients requirements must be in the outcome specifications and not performance specifications, says Tridonic’s Simon Blazey

Clients requirements must be in the outcome specifications and not performance specifications, says Tridonic’s Simon Blazey

Specifiers will need to think about the user interfaces and the less tangible but vital elements such as the ’feeling’ the building provides

BYOD and the smart city environment, by Colin Tankard, MD, Digital Pathways

BYOD and the smart city environment, by Colin Tankard, MD, Digital Pathways

One day a platform is perceived secure, the next day a major flaw is found rendering the device or group of devices wide open to attack


Contractors must engage in the smart city conversation, says John Cove, marketing manager at Starrett

Contractors must engage in the smart city conversation, says John Cove, marketing manager at Starrett

As more nations begin to invest in smart city and smart infrastructure projects, what does this mean for contractors?

Smart buildings are key to productivity, says Jade Lewis, Advocacy Director at Saint-Gobain

Smart buildings are key to productivity, says Jade Lewis, Advocacy Director at Saint-Gobain

How smart methods of construction can boost productivity, reduce environmental impact, and benefit occupant wellbeing