Helsinki

How Helsinki is bringing smart city innovation to its core

There are few capital cities around the world that are not directing finances and energy into connected technology. Every year local neighborhoods, suburbs, and cities incorporate technology into their infrastructure, transport systems, housing and local services. From Jaipur to Seoul, what makes each location unique is how they respond to challenges specific to their location, landscape, […]

Is Seoul the world’s smartest city?

In many ways, the city of Seoul is both a blueprint “how-to” guide for smart city development and a petri-dish for technological experiments. Almost every aspect of public life in Seoul is guided by technology, from its integrated public transport system to the government’s emergency warning system. Companies like Microsoft, Cisco and LG are just a […]

Are smart citizens getting lost in the rush to build smart cities?

As governments and big business are diving headfirst into adopting “smart” technology, one industry expert says they have left behind a key player: smart citizens. “It seems that if government or big business put the word ‘smart’ in front of any initiative it becomes instantaneously exciting and everyone rushes to be part of the new […]