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Additional Israeli municipalities selected for local government innovation initiative
24 Feb 2021
Hazira is a national hub for city innovation in Israel, providing municipalities with the tools needed to tackle their most difficult, complex challenges, and build capacity.
Partnership announced to co-create Bleutech Park smart city vision
18 Feb 2021
The £7.5bn Bleutech Park development, located in the Las Vegas Valley, Nevada, will be constructed of net-zero carbon footprint buildings within its own insular mini-city.
European cities reach €250m investment milestone in smart tech programme
10 Feb 2021
London, Lisbon, Milan, Bordeaux, Burgas and Warsaw have triggered the investment as part of the major international smart cities programme, Sharing Cities.
Amazon reveals “nature-infused” HQ2 in Arlington
08 Feb 2021
Designed by architecture firm NBBJ, PenPlace will unite 2.8 million square feet of offices, public gathering areas and street-front retail that seek to create a healthier workforce and community.
West Palm Beach launches downtown kerb management programme
19 Jan 2021
The pilot aims to build upon the recent switch to flex zones rather than metered parking in Rosemary Square as part of efforts to modernise the City’s kerb management strategy.
Research highlights growing trends of green roofs and green concrete
18 Jan 2021
Business Research Company’s smart buildings report reveals the rise in green features and construction methods that help to reduce energy and create more sustainable commercial buildings.
Helsinki expands smart city innovation project to new districts
08 Jan 2021
A number of development projects will be launched in Malmi, Pasila, Mellunkylä and Malminkartano-Kannelmäki, in which residents will also be invited to participate.
Smart Columbus launches renewable energy procurement programme
10 Dec 2020
Smart Columbus Energy has been established to accelerate Central Ohio’s transition to clean energy with the initiative supporting mayor Ginther’s vision of a carbon-neutral city by 2050.
Envision Digital and Tridium sign smart parks partnership
09 Dec 2020
As countries look to accelerate decarbonisation and meet their net-zero targets, investment in smart parks is forecast to eliminate more than 27 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions.
City-led clean infrastructure projects can help build back a stronger US
08 Dec 2020
Report sets out to demonstrate how cities can be “critical drivers” of solutions for the multiple short-term challenges created by Covid-19 as well as emerging long-term challenges of climate change.
Intelligent water-monitoring company funds expansion across Europe
04 Dec 2020
Shayp’s technology combines a single sensor with machine learning and advanced analytics and has already been used by the City of Brussels to help save 50 million litres of water per year.
Epidemiologically-guided office of the future revealed
03 Dec 2020
The prototype office is an interactive learning centre where leaders can experience first-hand latest designs, technologies and collaborations for workplace health, security, confidence and comfort.
Landmark smart building to be built on site of former Hong Kong airport
27 Nov 2020
Facilities include Hong Kong’s first ever automatic bicycle parking bay to encourage green mobility, solar radiation protection, sky farming and automated smart waste sorting and storage.
Olsztyn claims world-first by linking blockchain to emergency services
27 Nov 2020
SmartKey connected an Ethereum smart contract to a smart key device and app to enable teams to enter a closed district or secure building without a keyholder or permission.
Tech partnership aims to promote better understanding of building use
26 Nov 2020
Buro Happold and Microsoft’s global property management technology aims to provide office owners and operators with a “single source of truth” about what is happening in their properties in real-time.
Boston kicks off its Reimagine Main Streets programme
25 Nov 2020
The goal is to embed greater equity into the programme, particularly as local economies feel the impact of Covid-19, and to help close the racial wealth gap.
Mayors are among the first to sign C40's Clean Construction Declaration
24 Nov 2020
Oslo, Los Angeles, Mexico City and Budapest have committed to clean construction to build a sustainable future for the industry and cut emissions from projects in their cities in half by 2030.
AR app provides digital concierge services to buildings
20 Nov 2020
The app provides turn-by-turn navigation guiding users to their destinations and offers helpful, context-aware AR content along the way at just the right time and location.
City of Providence unveils “unified vision” for downtown public spaces
16 Nov 2020
By creating a single cohesive vision for the public spaces that compliments both the existing uses and future conditions, it will help foster increased business activity, and attract visitors.
Munich to use autonomous agents in smart city infrastructure trials
12 Nov 2020
Trials kick off on a commercial real-estate development in the city centre where agents will negotiate the price of parking spaces with users able to earn rewards in a digital currency.
Helsinki approves plan for hybrid tram-depot city block
11 Nov 2020
The block will combine the transport depot and housing and has been proposed to be built in the vicinity of the final stop of the future Crown Bridges tram line.
Smart energy innovators wanted for India and Thailand
06 Nov 2020
The new Energy Launchpad International programme, drawing on technical energy system expertise, will provide access to incubation and acceleration support for a “virtual mission” to India and Thailand.
Installed connected building automation systems to surpass 34 million in 2024
05 Nov 2020
IoT analyst firm Berg Insight said there is a new urgency in the market due to factors such as energy conservation and mandates for green construction.
Powerhouse presents a sustainable model for future buildings and workspaces
30 Oct 2020
The Powerhouse collaboration has completed its latest energy-positive building in the historic Norwegian city of Porsgrunn, which will produce clean and renewable energy throughout its lifespan.
26 Oct 2020
Using the fourth space to help cities cope with Covid-19
At SmartCitiesWorld’s inaugural advisory board meeting, Jeff Risom, chief innovation officer at Gehl Architects, explored how the public realm might be managed in the post-pandemic era.
The art of the city: how creators may save urban business districts
Rethinking the urban jungle through biophilic building design
Covid-19 will change cities but high rises are here to stay
Research Report: How smart is your office?
Trend Report: Creating truly open cities
Buildings are getting smarter: are they also getting healthier?
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