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Sierra Leone signs charter city development deal
02 Oct 2019
The project will integrate efficient infrastructure with transparent and effective governance, supported by the “intelligent application” of smart technology.
Smart technologies trigger virtuous circle of economic growth in cities
01 Oct 2019
By using these technologies to transform and interconnect their urban ecosystem, government leaders aim to deliver a myriad of benefits to their stakeholders.
London mayor addresses mobile "not spots"
30 Sep 2019
A new standard agreement for commercial landlords and public property owners is designed to speed up the process which allows mobile providers access to rooftops and other sites to install kit.
Deerfield Beach launches city-wide energy efficiency project
27 Sep 2019
The Florida city will work with Siemens on a 17-year infrastructure improvement project which will also increase the use of alternative energy sources.
Digital twins could form the "end game" for optimum smart city design
11 Sep 2019
Research finds that urban digital twinning and city modelling technology is having a transformative effect on how cities are designed, monitored, and managed.
Rockefeller Foundation awards $3.7m to boost opportunity zones initiative
10 Sep 2019
Initiative aims to help cities build a pipeline of projects and small business investments that move beyond the early stages of planning and attract private investment in economically distressed areas.
Sydney's City Plan 2036 open for viewing
10 Sep 2019
To enhance its reputation and global status, the Australian city wants to accommodate 200,000 new jobs and 56,000 new homes by the plan’s target year.
Smart City Expo Atlanta announces top speakers
04 Sep 2019
The Expo aims to redefine what it means to be a smart city and will convene mayors, CEOs, CIOs and innovators to discuss issues and share knowledge.
London ranked top city for Generation Z
04 Sep 2019
The UK capital stood out from other cities in areas such as social entrepreneurship, co-working spaces, education, artificial intelligence and concerts.
Facebook expands local alert tool within the US
03 Sep 2019
The tool has been designed to help local authorities to communicate urgent, need-to-know information when it directly affects people in their communities.
Sidewalk Labs launches advanced infrastructure partnership
03 Sep 2019
Sidewalk Labs and its parent company Alphabet are partnering with Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan to form a spin-out company focusing on next-generation infrastructure.
Eco-neighbourhood aims to reshape urban living
30 Aug 2019
The development in Issy-les-Moulineaux near Paris will re-establish nature in the city and seeks to provide inhabitants with a connected, environmentally responsible lifestyle.
Can living walls make our cities smarter and more sustainable?
23 Aug 2019
Vertical Field is collaborating with academia to study the impact of smart living walls in urban settings in terms of the environment, human health and wellbeing.
Malaysian and UK universities come together for future cities
21 Aug 2019
Sunway University and Lancaster University establish Future Cities Research Institute to progress the development of sustainable cities.
Smart home devices to lead in third wave of the wireless home
08 Aug 2019
Devices such as smart thermostats, video cameras and smart appliances will overtake the smart TV and account for more than 60 per cent of wi-fi devices in use.
Investors and start-ups highlight what's holding Israel's smart cities back
30 Jul 2019
A recent event highlighted the difficulty smart city technology companies have breaking into the urban space and getting the ear of municipalities.
Global open innovation contest looks for "society-changing" ideas
24 Jul 2019
NTT Data experts will work with respective winners to determine where the start-up company’s product or service could be used in its client ecosystem.
New sensor could help buildings re-open faster after earthquakes
15 Jul 2019
Following two back-to-back earthquakes in southern California, a new tool could see critical buildings re-open faster while Los Angeles has launched new initiatives to help citizens prepare.
Programme aims to certify quality of life initiatives
12 Jul 2019
Renault is working with EIT InnoEnergy to assess the impact of its FeliZiudad platform to make cities, towns, and neighbourhoods more sustainable and happier places to live.
Asia-Pacific smart city project winners named
11 Jul 2019
IDC notes a “surge” in cutting-edge future city projects being deployed across first-tier cities in developed economies across the 12 functional e-service categories.
Ordnance Survey helps Singapore transform urban planning
10 Jul 2019
UK mapping agency provided expertise to a project with the University of Singapore and the government in which it championed the use of building information modelling data.
30 Toronto leaders urge support for Sidewalk Labs’ smart city plan
05 Jul 2019
A group of Toronto leaders have co-signed a letter urging citizens and officials to give Sidewalk Labs’ controversial smart city proposal a chance.
Taoyuan named Intellligent Community of the Year
04 Jul 2019
The Taiwanese city was chosen after a year-long evaluation that includes quantitative analysis of extensive data as well as a site visit.
Pittsburgh calculates environmental and economic impact of its infrastructure
03 Jul 2019
The US city is using the Siemens City Performance Tool to identify a technology roadmap to help it reduce carbon emissions by 50 per cent by 2030.
26 Jul 2019
Future energy systems: Decentralisation and virtual power plants
Technological innovation and new trends could produce a much more flexible, resilient and efficient energy grid. Will regulators be bold enough to unleash the true power of these new systems?
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