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January 2018


Housing Affordability and Smart Cities

Only a few decades ago there were just a handful of megacities around the world. Now there are already more than one thousands cities with between one and two million inhabitants and forty megacities with...


Community and Race and the Problems We Face

We are living in a dynamic and curious new era. Technology has advanced at an exponential rate, bearing witness to the sheer influx of computer science, particularly artificial intelligence, yet the people...


Net Neutrality -- Not a Serious Issue Outside America

Most countries do not have to fear internet quality problems in the same way as the USA. Back in 1996, broadband was classified as a content service and not a telecom service. Therefore, telephone companies (telcos)...


Smart Barcelona Focussing on Its People

I was recently in Barcelona attending the Smart City World Congress. With Catalonia and its capital city Barcelona in the international political spotlight, it was a fascinating time to be there again....


National vs City-Based Democracy

There are some interesting but at the same time disturbing developments in politics around the world at the moment. This is mainly driven by the fact that people no longer trust their traditional politicians...

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