Baia Mare, Romania: A journey from a polluted past to a sustainable future

This is a guest post by Amaia Celaya Álvarez about SPIRE, a project in the framework of the European Urban Initiative funded by the European Regional Development Funds. The Smart Post-Industrial Regenerative Ecosystem (SPIRE) project embodies a transformative journey from a polluted past to a sustainable future in Baia Mare (which means Big Mine in […]

U.S. Mayoral Roundtable #5 | The Blueprint for Future Cities

The Blueprint for Future Cities: Mayors’ Diverse Approaches to Achieving Sustainable, Safe, and Smart Urban Ecosystems The US Roundtable aims to provide city leaders with strategies and insights for leveraging technology in urban development, ensuring public safety, and fostering public-private partnerships. Through practical questions for each mayor, reflecting their city’s unique challenges and achievements, the […]

George Burciaga, U.S. Mayoral Roundtable: Connected City Game Changers

In November 2023, the U.S. Mayoral Roundtable, led by George Burciaga, was recognized at the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona with the Governance and Economy Award, honoring his trailblazing work in the smart city sector. A Chicago visionary, Burciaga’s innovative strategies have addressed critical urban challenges in the United States, particularly those exacerbated […]

A New Era of Tech-empowered Cities

More than ever, cities are embracing the unstoppable evolution of emerging technologies. AI, IoT, smart infrastructure, data-driven design and advanced digital services are all converging to shape the cities of tomorrow. How is technology effectively unleashing opportunities for creating innovative urban ecosystems in the digital age? How can decision-makers envision an urban future where technology […]

Right to time: new rights for new times

The right to time has been defined as a new civic right for the 21st Century —increasing equality, sustainability, efficiency, and health in our societies. But what is it exactly? How does it relate with unpaid care or domestic work? How is it entangled with proximity? A panel of experts debate, during Time Use Week […]

From desert to oasis, Aramco introducing the future of living.

Addressing challenges such as rapid population growth, urbanization, water scarcity and a harsh and desert environment with, Aramco has revolutionized city governance in Dhahran using real-time data from inputs across city-wide sectors to produce accurate solutions and forecasting for the city. The Aramco created AI-powered platform used to do this in Dhahran is City Brain […]