Tips for getting smart city tech into policymakers hands

A meeting of top researchers from the Gulf and the United Kingdom had a shared message about smart city development: the technology is the easy part. The real work comes in getting governments, companies and citizens on board.

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  • Elizabeth Dickinson

    Elizabeth Dickinson is a former associate editor at Devex. Based in the Middle East, she has previously served as Gulf correspondent for The National, assistant managing editor at Foreign Policy, and Nigeria correspondent at The Economist. Her writing also appeared in The New Yorker, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Politico Magazine, and Newsweek, among others.