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Las Vegas trials kerbside management solution
04 Mar 2021
Two digital kiosks from Cox2M are making use of video analytics and smart parking technology to better manage active kerb loading zones for taxis and ride-shares.
Pittsburgh announces investment in equitable street tree strategy
03 Mar 2021
Based on census records and inventory data, visualisations show low-income and Black communities disproportionately have fewer city street trees and so see less of the benefits of trees.
Mayor calls on London’s innovators to support city's recovery from Covid-19
24 Feb 2021
Sadiq Khan is inviting applications to a £1m Resilience Fund and also wants to harness the capital’s design talent to make a vital contribution to its recovery from Covid-19 in a separate initiative.
Collaboration to explore 5G use cases in Brazil
15 Feb 2021
Nokia and Brazil’s Telecommunications Research and Development Centre will work together on solutions including those that focus on fixed wireless access smart cities and Industry 4.0 applications.
Regensburg progresses electrification of public transport
11 Feb 2021
The transport authority in the Bavarian city has commissioned Siemens Smart Infrastructure to equip the bus depot in the Markomannenstrasse for electromobility.
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.
Metro Nashville launches Smart Zone to better manage the kerb
01 Feb 2021
The project is being undertaken in partnership with kerb management platform provider Coord to streamline kerbside loading, reduce congestion, and support local economic activity.
Helsinki trials AI and automation as part of its drive to digital services
29 Jan 2021
Trials were based on ideas submitted by employees and mayor Jan Vapaavuori said they also represent a shift in thinking to an operating culture more conducive to experimentation.
Tasmania's IoT network opens for business
28 Jan 2021
The carrier-grade LoRaWAN network will provide umbrella coverage across all major population zones and offer opportunities for use cases such as smart street lighting and digital metering.
Pandemic drives £500m into top GovTech start-ups
21 Jan 2021
Core to the boom in GovTech development and investment is the recognition of a new digital focus by governments which have been forced towards digital adoption through the pandemic.
Manhattan unveils plan to create more open space in Union Square
20 Jan 2021
The Vision Plan for the Union Square-14th Street neighbourhood responds to the city’s current challenges and proposes a series of targeted enhancements.
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.
Bloomberg launches 2021 global mayors’ challenge
15 Jan 2021
For the first time the challenge is a global competition, which seeks to identify and accelerate the most ambitious ideas developed by cities in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Collaboration to help shape the future of smarter living in Singapore
12 Jan 2021
Collaboration aims to foster innovation, creativity and tackle several issues of importance such as smart mobility, intelligent urban development and sustainability in Singapore.
Alès public transport operator renews contract and rebrands entire mobility service
11 Jan 2021
SMBTA will rename its services Ales’Y by Bus, Ales’y Carpool, Ales’y by Bike and Ales’y by Scooter and has also announced the trial of a hydrogen-powered bus with Keolis.
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.
Berlin's S-Bahn smart rail project goes live
07 Jan 2021
Teams based at S-Bahn’s ‘4S’ operational headquarters are able to connect, respond, and collaborate with passengers and staff on-board trains, at stations, and with field personnel.
Highest city in the world deploys fibre broadband
06 Jan 2021
The deployment of an optical broadband network in the Bolivian city of Potosí will open up an array of opportunities that the city, its people and businesses have not had before.
Curiosity Lab deploys digital displays to broadcast announcements
04 Jan 2021
The pole-mounted, high-brightness screens share traffic-related updates, city announcements and other relevant information with the residents of Peachtree Corners.
Cities' climate change and inequality projects announced as finalists
04 Jan 2021
Projects ranging from curbing transport emissions to urban agriculture and flood protection in slums have made the finals of the WRI Ross Centre for Sustainable Cities’ Prize for Cities 2020-21.
Dubai releases figures on how digitisation helped maintain business continuity during Covid-19
22 Dec 2020
The various e-services on offer in the emirate helped employees carry out their day-to-day tasks with no interruptions when remote working was made mandatory.
Los Angeles launches urban air mobility programme
18 Dec 2020
The strategy will help Los Angeles map out challenges identified by local, diverse stakeholders surrounding public airspace and property rights – and implement solutions to these issues.
South Carolina launches data heavy system to reduce road traffic accidents
18 Dec 2020
The Department of Transportation will use the solution to analyse crash rates, roadway characteristics and other data from 79,000 miles of road across the state.
Victoria Park Council tackles parking issues with virtual solution
17 Dec 2020
The Australian town, which is home to the Optimus Stadium, is implementing Smarter City Solutions’ vPermit to improve parking access and modernise the council’s parking management system.
14 Jan 2021
Realising the true value of data
In an extract from our Sydney City Profile, we explore how the city’s Smart City Strategy Framework aims to help transform raw data into actionable knowledge.
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