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Seoul connects city with its Pedestrian Forest Path
11 May 2021
Seoul Metropolitan Government has been promoting pedestrian-centred road reform policies by reducing roads for cars while expanding pedestrian-only paths and green traffic spaces.
Austin uses virtual reality to train first responders
17 Mar 2021
The City of Austin has partnered with local start-up Augmented Training Systems to develop programmes that allow skills to be quickly refreshed, without needing the physical equipment or set-up.
"Battery box" renewable energy project announced for the Netherlands
03 Nov 2020
The Engie project uses Kiwi Power’s bespoke hardware and virtual power plant software to provide grid flexibility to the system operator TenneT.
Liverpool announces £450,000 project to help reimagine outdoor spaces
27 May 2020
The fund will be used to help local independent businesses redesign outdoor spaces and turn them into seating areas to make up for the internal space they are losing as a result of social distancing.
Smart city AI software revenue set to increase 700% by 2025
03 Apr 2020
Video surveillance is a popular area of AI deployment but the coronavirus pandemic could also see more use of the technology to better co-ordinate public health responses.
UrbanLeague network launched to help city officials collaborate on coronavirus
23 Mar 2020
The network from UrbanLeap is a place for city officials to share best practices and insights. It also tracks upcoming webinars and hosts resources.
Zencity tracks US residents’ coronavirus concerns
16 Mar 2020
The report aims to help city leaders shape policies and provide accurate, timely information to their communities on the unfolding public health crisis.
From wargames to insurance: Cities urged to revisit resilience strategies amid ransomware “new reality”
11 Mar 2020
A new report from Deloitte addresses whether to pay ransom, cyber-insurance, skills and more.
Women in Mobility Group launches in the UK
09 Mar 2020
SmartCitiesWorld talks to the founders of the Women in Mobility Group’s London network about why the initiative is necessary and how it plans to boost diversity in the UK transport sector.
Sunderland seeks partner to become a ‘neutral host’ 5G city
03 Mar 2020
The move aims to boost connectivity across the city and give citizens and businesses more choice.
Vienna pilots virtual ‘culture token’ to reward greener travel
20 Feb 2020
The app uses motion-tracking to measure distances covered using green modes of transport and calculates the CO2 savings compared to a car trip.
105 cities make CDP’s climate action ‘A List’
18 Feb 2020
Analysis suggested that, on average, cities on the A List are taking over three times as many climate actions as non-A List cities.
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.
Kingston kicks off IoT pilot with smart snow plough service
23 Jan 2020
An online map features selected ploughs on main roads, with different colours indicating when a road was last ploughed.
“Small things add up”: The Japanese town leading the zero-waste charge
09 Jan 2020
Kamikatsu had a goal of zero waste by 2020. It didn’t quite get there but striving for the ambitious target has delivered pioneering results.
Use what you’ve got: Tapping fibre networks to ‘listen’ to the city
09 Jan 2020
UK company Fotech is looking to expand its Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) technology to smart cities, extracting new value from existing fibre networks.
Massive Attack works with Liverpool for 2020 ‘super low carbon’ gig
03 Dec 2019
Amazon finalists highlight city cloud innovation
26 Nov 2019
Initiatives up for awards include the use of data to tackle the opioid crisis and homelessness, an open-data-powered Alexa service and an earthquake warning app.
Moscow launches free knowledge base to drive 5G innovation
22 Nov 2019
The resource will share 5G use cases from around the world as well as news, research and more.
Portland’s procurement aims to minimise sensor waste
07 Nov 2019
IoT sensors are deployed in many smart city projects but recycling the small electronics used in them is difficult. Portland wants to promote sustainable procurement and re-usability.
Nagoya to install smart city digital panels
04 Oct 2019
Street furniture from MCDecaux will provide citizens in the Japanese city with a range of services including free wi-fi hotspots and emergency message alerts.
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.
More cities declare climate emergencies: Will it spur real change?
15 Jul 2019
Experts praise cities for highlighting the scale of the climate crisis but urge them to follow up with concrete actions.
London Mayor warns of climate change ‘delayers’ threat
03 Jul 2019
Sadiq Khan warns that climate change delayers, not deniers, are today’s biggest obstacle to meaningfully reducing carbon emissions.
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.
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