Smart Cities

Transforming London: Can We Achieve the Smart City Vision?

Ian McVey | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Tech
Ian McVey

Ultimately, a dependable infrastructure and technology-focused approach are vital foundations upon which a megacity will build itself, which could prove critical to a nation's economy and GDP. Without the infrastructure or technology, the potential for GDP growth may be limited.

Driving Driverless Cars: The Future of Urban Mobility

Intelligence Squared | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Intelligence Squared

Machine intelligence is coming to drive us. This robotics-science technology will not arrive unannounced in our cars. We will not overnight have no need to learn to drive. Its just that we won't have to be driving all the time in all places.

Getting City Commuters Out of Their Car and Into the Air - SkyTran Is the Future of Urban Transport

Intelligence Squared | Posted 25.12.2013 | UK Tech
Intelligence Squared

Traffic is too heavy. Rush hour is too long. Highways are too narrow and byways too slight. Our roads are congested, backed-up, over-crowded, and bumper to crash-proof bumper... The urban environment as we once knew it is gone.

This is the Age of 'Smart'

Clayton Hirst | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK Tech
Clayton Hirst

We watch them, drive them, make phone calls on them and even live in them. Everything today, it seems, is smart. TVs, cars, phones and cities all carry the prefix to display their clever credentials. And next week, with the launch of the new iPhone 5S, another product will be added to the long list of smart.

What Does 'Smart' Mean for a City?

Intelligence Squared | Posted 10.05.2013 | UK Tech
Intelligence Squared

The Smart City idea attracts hype and scepticism in dynamic balance; but it's a boring kind of balance. As something of a bystander until now and as an architect and citizen, I will attempt here to sieve out the essence of smart.

Smarter Cities: The Importance of Future Urban Planning

Intelligence Squared | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK Tech
Intelligence Squared

The scale and pace of urban development is startling. Allowing for a world population of nine billion people by 2050, every single new person on the planet will be accounted for in a city somewhere - that's eight new Londons a year for the next 40 years.

Urban Connectivity - The Next Big Thing?

Kevin Baughan | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK Tech
Kevin Baughan

Many people will have heard the Government and tech experts talking about the concept of connected cities. £100million in public spending has been set aside under the Urban Broadband Fund as part of a commitment to making high speed broadband available to everyone in the UK

'Playable City' Project Wins £30K To Let Pedestrians 'Talk' To Lamp Posts

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK Tech

A plan to turn Bristol into a city of "secret, digital conversations" by allowing people to talk to lampposts, post boxes and bus stops was won a pres...

Cities Need Smart Thinking

Raconteur Media | Posted 07.08.2012 | UK
Raconteur Media

Many see a smart city as one where a network of sensors brings together data to be analysed for the more effective management of its systems. Yet this alone will not solve a city's problems of finance, sustainability and the protection of its citizen's health, security and wellbeing, writes Felicia Jackson.

Bill Ford Keynote: Fewer Cars, No Traffic Jams

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 28.04.2012 | UK Tech

Cloud-connected cars that talk to the city they move around, and to each other, and a world without traffic jams or accidents are the future according...