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Can smart lampposts help stop the spread of Covid-19?
21 Apr 2021
Drawing from case studies around the world, a new report highlights how a new generation of smart lampposts is helping cities to respond to and tackle the pandemic.
Collaboration to support Sustainable Development Goals for Melbourne
08 Oct 2020
The Connected Cities Lab will collaborate with several branches across council to support the city’s planning and use data and evidence as the foundation for priority and planning.
European Commission names Leuven as capital of innovation
28 Sep 2020
The Belgian city actively involves its citizens in the creation and testing of new ideas and was praised for its ground-breaking collaboration model.
EIT InnoEnergy chooses Boston as its US launchpad
10 Sep 2020
The new office will help entrepreneurs develop their innovations and reduce time to market by providing direct access to more than 500 industrial partners in its ecosystem.
Bogotá and Rio de Janeiro join global coalition of cities working to create clean air for all
08 Sep 2020
By confirming their undertaking, the mayors of Bogotá and Rio de Janeiro come together with a coalition of 35 other city mayors that aim to ensure clean air for some 150 million people.
Smart City Expo transformed into an online event for 2020
30 Jun 2020
The digital event will consist of a broadcast television show on day one, with day two’s programme featuring workshops, sessions, and side events.
Cities coalition seeks to safeguard privacy and human rights in the Covid-19 era
04 Jun 2020
The Cities Coalition for Digital Rights has issued recommendations for the responsible use of digital technologies such as contact-tracing and surveillance tools in response to the pandemic.
Stockholm deploys intelligent streetlight management system
06 Mar 2020
The Swedish city’s traffic department will utilise Itron’s Streetlight.Vision smart city management platform to manage streetlights, improve energy efficiency and optimise performance.
Barcelona rallies to mitigate economic impact of MWC cancellation
17 Feb 2020
MWC was cancelled for the first time in its 33-year history last week when organiser GSMA said it had become “impossible” for the show to go ahead in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic.
Rotterdam strikes climate deals with 100 companies to halve CO2 emissions by 2030
21 Jan 2020
Rotterdam’s Climate Agreement includes plans for large-scale solutions such as offshore windmills, a hydrogen network and insulation of social housing, as well as smaller-scale initiatives such as car-sharing and cycling classes for children.
‘This is not a drill’: Barcelona and Boston are latest cities to declare climate emergency
20 Jan 2020
Barcelona’s mayor is calling for a “paradigm shift” towards “a truly green economy", while Boston says the climate crisis represents a public health emergency.
GrowSmarter cities publish recommendations for policymakers
20 Jan 2020
Barcelona, Cologne and Stockholm, the three Lighthouse cities in the EC-funded project, highlight the importance of early citizen engagement and the value of demonstrator projects.
York to ban cars in the centre by 2023
03 Jan 2020
“Non-essential” private cars are set to be restricted from York’s centre to meet climate ambitions and cut congestion and pollution.
Airbnb to launch helpline for city officials
10 Dec 2019
Airbnb wants to deepen trust with cities and guests following controversy and ahead of an IPO next year.
Report ranks world’s most innovation-friendly cities
29 Nov 2019
The Big Apple leapfrogged last year’s leaders, Tokyo, London and San Francisco.
European cities share 10 principles for using citizen data
26 Nov 2019
The cities of Bordeaux, Barcelona, Debrecen, Edinburgh, Eindhoven, Florence, Ghent, Helsinki, Manchester, Rijeka and Zaragoza collaborated on the guidelines.
Being ‘hyperconnected’ boosts cities’ ROI
25 Nov 2019
Hyperconnected leaders include Singapore, Hong Kong, New York, Seoul, London, Melbourne, Copenhagen and Dublin.
Singapore launches AI strategy
25 Nov 2019
Singapore’s approach is based around playing to its unique strengths and focusing on good governance.
Huawei seals smart city deal with Barcelona
21 Nov 2019
They will collaborate on projects relating to 5G, smart city applications and digital transformation.
Stockholm is 2019’s winner at Smart City Expo World Congress
21 Nov 2019
Other award-winning initiatives include the ’world’s first’ 5G city digital twin, work to better integrate slums and the largest urban cable car system.
Smart City Expo announces awards finalists
30 Oct 2019
A total of 28 cities and projects have been chosen across seven categories for the World Smart City Awards 2019 and winners will be announced on 20 November.
G20 Alliance launches to advance ethical smart cities and address standards fragmentation
16 Oct 2019
The Alliance says it is committed to “not being just another body”. It aims to stand out through a global focus, practical approach and by streamlining standards fragmentation.
30 cities say their greenhouse gas emissions have peaked
08 Oct 2019
Austin, Athens, Lisbon and Venice are the latest major cities to have ‘peaked’ their greenhouse gas emissions, meaning they won’t rise any further and are now falling.
Momentum behind MaaS continues to build in Europe
03 Oct 2019
Vulog has announced the latest update to its multi-modal, multi-city platform which has increased user engagement by a third, while Iomob and Karhoo are partnering for MaaS projects.
18 Nov 2020
Smart City Expo: think digital, think green, think inclusion
The first day of the online event confirmed that the smart cities sector is well aware of its destination but it’s how it gets there that will be the problem.
Data ownership could unleash truly smart cities
Less is more: Why smart technology is thriving in the suburbs
Smart cities: Why blockchain is changing the game
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