Digital Transformation

New technologies, such us robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented and Virtual Reality, as well as 5G connectivity and cloud platforms, are changing the way we live in cities.

Global Smart Cities Alliance

The G20 creates the Global Smart Cities Alliance to establish universal norms and guidelines for the implementation of technology

Author | Patricia M. Liceras Global Smart Cities Alliance. This is the name given to the network established during this year’s G20 summit to ensure the most important economies in the world work together to establish norms and values for smart cities. The aim of this collaboration is to unite municipal, regional ...
3d printing

3D printing will boost sustainable development

Author | Esther Fuldauer 3D printing belongs to a class of techniques known as additive manufacturing, which builds objects layer-by-layer rather than through molding or subtractive methods. There is an excellent variety of materials that can be used, like plastic, metal, ceramics, glass, paper, and even living cells. Additive manufacturing is leaping ...

Millennials prefer experiences to things

Author | Esther Fuldauer Millennials don't find buying cars and homes anywhere near satisfying as experiences ⁠—and bragging about them on social media. 'Less is more' is taking root with them, changing the long-held belief that happiness is tied to the number of things we own. For generations, before millennials arrived, owning ...
robots and automation challenge for workers

Robots, AI, and automation: the 4th industrial revolution is here

Author | Esther Fuldauer Technology is evolving at the speed of light with evidence of the changes happening in every industry. Companies across the globe are exploring robotics, automation, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to reimagine the way they do business. Many jobs will see how they benefit from new tools, ...
virtual reality construction and architecture

Advantages (and the odd disadvantage) of 3D urban planning

Author | Jaime Ramos 3D printing is one of the most important technological advances in terms of revolutionising the economy and even our own lives this century, since there are very few manufactured products that cannot be printed. In fact, houses can now be designed and built thanks to the innovation ...