Smart Classes Digest: Issue #17


The latest edition of Smart Classes Digest, our quarterly e-digest for the Smart Classes and Smart City-Region stakeholder communities, is now available to read and completely free!

Issue #17 “Insights”:

  • Trends that will shape smart cities in 2024 
  • AI could make cities autonomous, but that doesn’t mean we should let it happen   
  • Bumpy roads ahead: tackling potholes for a smoother and safer journey   
  • Water management lessons from the city of Rotterdam
  • Embracing rail and the last mile to move goods long-distance   
  • Industry 5.0: converging tech megatrends shaping the future of smart cities           

…and thought provoking contributions from our sponsors, BSMA Enterprises and Hydrogenera:

  • Participatory urbanism: engaging citizens in smart city development  
  • Smart cities and clean energy: how hydrogen shapes urban sustainability  


  • Smart Classes Website Refresh 2024!

We also:

Keep you posted on our full schedule of Smart Class events for the next 12 months;

Look ahead to WATER MANAGEMENT Smart Class 2024 (London, April 3rd), EMISSIONS & AIR QUALITY Smart Class 2024 (London, May 1st), TRANSPORT Smart Class, North of England 2024 (Manchester, June 6th) and PUBLIC REALM & URBAN SPACES Smart Class 2024 (Newcastle, July 10th) – qualifying delegates can register now for a free place!

Look back at all the keynotes and innovator thought leadership presentations from TRANSPORT Smart Class, Midlands 2023 (hosted at Drapers’ Hall, Coventry, on November 22nd) – qualifying stakeholders can apply for complimentary access to the protected content (videos, recordings and slides) from this event!

Share our “Retrospectives Round-Up” of TRANSPORT Smart Class, London & South East England 2023 (hosted at Greencoat Place, London, on October 17th);

Place Airly, Meteor Communications, Nemi Mobility Solutions and SYSTRA under the “Innovator Spotlight”!

CLICK HERE to access Smart Classes Digest #17

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Our remaining 2024 Digests will be published on June 4th, September 3rd and December 3rd.

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