Smart cities

Greeks get green – putting nature in citizens’ hands

Green spaces are fundamental to urban living. They provide us with places to exercise, socialise and relax. They also play a vital role in cooling our cities, improving air quality by removing smoke, dust and other pollutants from the air. Despite the considerable benefits, there simply aren’t enough green areas … Read more »

You can now do your shopping in the supermarket of the future

As Italy’s largest retail chain, Coop knows a thing or two about how people shop for food. Earlier this year the supermarket unveiled its vision for the future: a hi-tech market where sensors, robots, interactive screens and apps guide customers to their ideal products. Coop’s ‘Supermarket of the Future’ exhibition … Read more »

CITY SMARTS – Has your city got what it takes?

The rapid evolution of the smart city Not just another political buzzword, a ‘smart city’ has become something tangible that can vastly improve our lives. Any city properly supported by technology can transform– today – into a smart, intelligent ecosystem, capable of engaging with its citizens, empowering its employees, and … Read more »

How Spanish tourism is getting a boost from data analytics

Do you live in a city? Chances are that, even if you don’t now, you may in the future. More than two thirds of the European population currently live in cities, with this global urban population expected to grow almost two percent per year between 2015 and 2020. For city … Read more »