Smart cities are more likely to be defined by quieter upgrades to existing infrastructure and new partnerships that better represent residents.
Technology and data are being harnessed to increase productivity in cities, but there also need to be 'slow moments', when people can pause to enjoy their surroundings.
Smart city planning raises concerns with citizens regarding privacy and the use of their data.
How smart are our cities now? In Queensland, a study of all 78 local government areas reveals major gaps between the ten leading the way in becoming smart cities and the rest of the state.
In a country where 26% of the population has access to mobile internet, India's working class women are finding other ways to fight the patriarchy.
As cities become 'smarter', they need more and more objects fitted with technology. We need to think about designing these objects to accommodate computers, which often break down and create e-waste.
Smart technology can help the environment, preserve biodiversity and protect sensitive areas, such as national parks.
Cities are adapting to the needs of driverless cars. Here's how.
To be a smart city is to know what your people want and need. And smart city leaders make sure residents can tell them by using technology to maintain a constant two-way flow of information.
As cities get smarter, we need to examine carefully who gets our data and what it is used for.
When building a smart city, it's vital that governments and citizens know up-front who will control the collected data.