Smart Cities

Elements Of A Smart City Covering The Basics

With all the talk of incorporating smart technologies within cities that already exist, it is hard not to wonder what it would be like to build a smart city from the ground up. Bureaucracy, limited resources, and rigid infrastructure often haunt urban planners’ dreams today and slow down progress. What does it take to build a truly smart city? And how can cities approach smart...

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Data Sharing In The Smart City Context Why It Matters

Even though we’re moving at lightning speed towards a truly connected future, one issue stands in the way of smart cities. Currently, every segment of the smart city ecosystem is built separately. This is sometimes due to the lack of funding, the lack of existing legislation (or the will to create a new one), or simply because we still lack the necessary components to integrate...

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What Makes A City Sustainable? Explore 5 Of The World’s Most Sustainable Cities

  Sustainability is so much more than a buzzword – it is our path forward to a livable future. While some cities struggle to get their citizens on board, others are bright examples of soft and hard measures that add up to create environmentally friendly urban areas. Today, we will take a look at five cities that sit on top of many sustainability charts, and we...

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3 Ways In Which 5G Will Affect Smart Cities

  5G networks hit the headlines during the past couple of years for various reasons – from technological issues that threatened to ground aviation to a certain vaccine controversy that we all want to forget ever happening. What news outlets failed to mention is that 5G can significantly speed up not only our internet connection but also the integration of smart city technologies. Let’s talk about...

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Interview with Borislav Gorov, CEO of Telelink City

This interview first appeared on egoist.bg >>   Please introduce yourself and share a little bit more about your professional experience and background.   Hello, my name is Borislav Gorov and I am the CEO of Telelink City. My personal and professional goal is to help cities, citizens, and tourists by creating, developing and implementing hi-tech systems that make people’s daily lives better in every aspect – from transportation...

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Smart Cities Events In 2022 Our Top Picks

Even though the pandemic is far from over, with the successful vaccine roll-out and containment measures in many countries the world is slowly returning to in-person events. During the past two years, many existing smart innovations became indispensable and we’re wondering how many innovations were born in lockdown. If you’re curious to find out, just like us, let’s meet at one of these smart city...

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Cybersecurity Essentials Are Vital For Companies Of All Sizes, Here's Why

  2021 is the year of big hacks – hacks that affected thousands of businesses and consumers. From the Colonial Pipeline hack to the SolarWinds hack, it became clear that cybercriminals will become bolder and more effective at extorting gigantic sums as ransom. This is a wakeup call for companies to reconsider their current cybersecurity protocols. What about companies that are still innovating their processes and...

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Scandinavian Stories: Europe's Thriving Smart Hub

  When it comes to smart technology, the first examples that come to mind are megalopolises like Shanghai, Singapore, Seoul, Dubai. But there is a fast-growing smart hub here in Europe. Scandinavian countries are quickly implementing a variety of smart solutions in every possible sphere – from public transit to education. What are the good examples we can look up to? And how can we learn...

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What Is IoT And Why It's The Foundation Of Every Smart City

The Internet of Things – a term that has been used extensively in the past decade, yet still has a somewhat vague meaning to citizens and city management teams across the globe. For some, it’s their kettle’s ability to turn itself on and off remotely. For us, it’s the basis of the emergence of truly smart cities. Let’s elaborate on that, but first...

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