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Kenya's Konza Techno City: Is the project well planned?
Back in 2008, the Kenyan Government announced to the world its intention to build the Konza Technology City, a smart city also known as Silicon Savannah, which was officially going to be the key feature of Kenya Vision 2030, the ambitious national project to modernize the country. But things didn't go as planed.
Sydney Opera House: some interesting facts about its architecture
Famous worldwide, the Opera House was included on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2007. Below are a few interesting facts about this opera house. Why was it built? How was it built? And who was or were responsible for such an iconic project?
Emma Cobos, Port de Barcelona: “Port cities will not be able to be smart cities unless they have a smart port”
Emma Cobos, Director of Innovation and Business Strategy at Port de Barcelona, provides us with an insight into the current and future situation of smart ports and the trends we can expect from this year's edition of Smart Ports: Piers of the Future, which will have a strong focus on sustainability and multimodality.
Is concrete toxic? The effects of concrete in our cities on human health
Is the concrete used to build cities toxic? Every so often an article appears (with little evidence) warning us of the potential dangers of living with this material, claiming that its components or manufacturing phases can be harmful for humans and the environment. But, what is the impact of concrete?