Building smart cities for real: Reflections on Smart City Expo World Congress 2019

    I have been speaking about smart cities for several years now and, as part of this, I was often asked to define, “What is meant by a smart city?” However, now that smart cities are no longer just concepts, the conversation has started to shift.  Technological developments have led to a rapid rise of smart […]

      How does surveillance help make a smarter, safer city?

      What is a Smart City? There are many different ways to answer the question “what is a smart city”, as there are a lot of potential factors that can make a city “smart”. However, there is no universally accepted definition of a smart city; it varies between cities and countries, depending on their level of […]

        Breaking down the silos to create efficient smart cities

        The number of people expected to be living in cities is set to double by 2050 to some 6.4 billion urban dwellers. To cope with this population increase, and to adjust to the new needs of larger cosmopolitan environments, cities will require new and innovative ways of managing their assets and resources. This is addressed […]

          Universities today, Smart Cities tomorrow

          Not only are public-private partnerships necessary for a Smart City, universities can also turn into a key factor for the development of innovative projects and improvement in the quality of life. Universities can bring great benefits to the entire process, as proving grounds for Smart Cities innovation and as places where students can offer their […]

            Public and private surveillance collaboration efficiently tackles crime

            Strength lies in unity, especially when forces join to tackle crime. Without a doubt, it is necessary for a smart city to have integrated public and private safety and security systems. This ensures the highest level of protection for a city and its citizens, without any sector working in a silo. Globally this is starting […]