Making brighter cities


Opinions, think-pieces, articles and observations around smart cities and the future of urban living.

10 February 2020

Building data-driven cities on smart streetlight infrastructure: Telensa at the Abu Dhabi Municipal Lighting Conference

Last week at the Abu Dhabi Municipal Lighting conference, Telensa co-founder Will Gibson presented on the potential for wireless outdoor lighting controls to act as the foundation for a range of smart city applications.

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28 November 2019

Telensa and Microsoft at Smart City Expo 2019: innovation now for the smart city of tomorrow

At Smart City Expo this year, Telensa and Microsoft demonstrated the power of a platform approach to smart city applications and data insights.

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15 November 2019

Telensa and Microsoft demonstrate the practical future of smart city applications in Barcelona

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21 October 2019

Let’s kill big brother

How cities can act to turn the fear of smart technologies into hope for a better future

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20 February 2019

Telensa Top 50 Smart City Influencers


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13 November 2018

Infographic: Traffic Adaptive Street Lighting

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17 May 2018

Smart cities: a glossary of terms

The topic of smart cities is filling increasing column inches across tech media. But some of the terminology can be complex. To appropriately understand the urban environments of tomorrow, it’s necessary to grasp the lexicon that comes with them.

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25 April 2018

Smart Cities: What about smart suburbs and the villages of tomorrow?

It’s not just the city that can benefit from smart, connected technologies. A number of applications are being rolled out that could transform the way we perceive the rural and suburban environment.

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25 October 2017

Improve your city air quality by using hyper-local data collected from smart sensors

[Excerpt from a Smart Cities Dive article at]

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15 June 2017

Smart suburbs - the new smart cities?

Writing in the Washington Post, Tara Bahrampour reports that in the US, population growth in cities has fallen behind the suburban growth for the first time in six years.

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