This month on the blog we are looking at the emerging trend for connected infrastructures and smart cities, designed to reduce energy consumption and improve the lives of their communities at the same time.

The concept has been growing in support throughout the decade and now there are a number of major cities of the world who have made significant investment to deploy smart solutions.

However, beyond the concept, what genuine progress is being made? Who is seeing real benefit from the conversion to smart city and what challenges are being faced? Maybe you have had personal experience of smart cities like London, Barcelona, Oslo, and the aspiring ‘smart nation’ Singapore?

They seem to be making good progress. In 2016, Singapore was rated the smartest city on earth. This article on the Top 5 Smartest Cities gives some great examples of tangible, actionable data that has been created by the smart city set-up.