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 […]

        Spotting illegal parking with video analytics

        Vehicles parked in the red zone are a pain in the best-case scenario, and a serious danger to other road users in the worst, but Smart Cities have the potential to identify and tackle the issue quickly, preventing accidents and traffic jams. We have seen a growing trend of cities becoming “smarter”, solving everyday problems […]

          Sustainability: Leading by example

          Sustainability is perhaps one of the most talked about topics across industry today. The negative impact that we, as individuals as well as corporations, are having on our world understandably stirs up a lot of feelings and emotions. Governments worldwide have a duty to increase awareness and work to reduce the impact that modern living […]

            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 […]