Governance & Finance


Cities to live in was born in order to confront the many challenges that cities are currently facing, such us climate change, transport issues, energy production or the need to create shared cities.

Social score system: A tool to oppress or reward citizens?

Author |David Bravo Some of the goals of smart cities include coordinated emergency management, traffic optimisation or creating infrastructures based on citizens’ needs. In short, for public entities to enhance social harmony through technology. An example of these policies is the social credit score system being implemented by the Chinese government. The ...
Entrevista a Pablo Soto

Pablo Soto, regional representative of Transparency and Participation in Madrid: “Technology should be used to enhance institutions”

Author | Marcos Martínez The urban government concept has changed in recent decades, and technology has played an important part in terms of connecting citizens with the different city councils. Today, cities around the world are promoting citizen participation and part of their budget is being managed based on policies put ...

Citizens at the heart of smart cities

Author | Esther Fuldauer In a time of austerity with extreme measures and budget cuts, we would imagine that the last thing we want to do is spend more on technological investments with dubious outcomes. The past has showed us that technology becomes obsolete in a blink of an eye. We ...