Public-private tensions in smart city collaboration

Private startups can help governments alleviate the pressures of urbanisation and improve the quality of city life, but partnerships between the two sectors are not always straightforward

How public sector procurement can have social value

With public sector organisations becoming increasingly aware that their procurement decisions have an impact on local communities, some are rethinking how they award contracts

Should private finance stop investing in infrastructure?

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Concern over investing in regulated sectors is damaging UK infrastructure, but private finance is essential to meet future needs

How spatial analysis is changing our cities

Digitisation is revolutionising the way infrastructure is built and maintained, giving organisations the ability to track a dazzling variety of datasets to better inform decisions

Critical infrastructure attacks: nations are not ready

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With cyberattacks rising in both volume and complexity, and critical network infrastructure now a vulnerable target, filling the gaps in government cyberdefence has never been more important

Mass opt-out from NHS pension scheme

Concerns rise as a perfect storm of financial pressures force hundreds of thousands of NHS employees to opt out of their attractive pension schemes

Private water companies are better for the future

The summer’s record-breaking temperatures, and the incredible hard work of companies to supply the water we all need, were powerful reminders of the increased pressures of climate change and population growth on water resources

MaaS: Changing the way you travel

Integrated and digitised public transport systems have the potential to ease traffic gridlock and cut journey times