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Manchester's district heat network awarded £14.6m funding
15 Jun 2021
It is set to become one of the largest and most diverse decentralised energy networks in the UK and will deliver decarbonised, lower cost heating and electricity to a variety of stakeholders.
Texas regional consortium pursues new ways to accelerate public sector innovation
03 Jun 2021
The North Texas Innovation Alliance is partnering with Marketplace.city to help to source and evaluate technology solutions and financial models to unlock new revenue sources.
Port of Antwerp to pioneer green port solutions
28 May 2021
Project aims to rethink all aspects of port operations, including terminal activities, mobility, connectivity, fuels and new models for production, storage and use of energy.
Melbourne reveals plans for transformative Greenline project
10 May 2021
The project will transform Northbank along the Yarra River to become one of the Australian city’s premier destinations for workers, residents and tourists.
SmartCitiesWorld partners with the World Smart Sustainable Cities Organisation
22 Apr 2021
Through a media partnership, both organisations will share content and work together on events and other initiatives that support shared goals to build smarter and more sustainable cities.
Baltimore Health Corps pilot could serve as model for other cities
12 Apr 2021
The Baltimore Health Corps launched in June 2020 as a way to recruit, train, and employ 275 new community health workers who were unemployed, furloughed, or underemployed.
Mobile operator partners with City of Tucson to enable smart city applications
26 Mar 2021
Geoverse is the managed service partner for the city’s Citizens Broadband Radio Network being rolled out across the city to support a number of applications as well as facilitate remote learning.
Safety and mobility contract awarded for infrastructure project in Arizona
24 Mar 2021
Iteris will coordinate the design of project-wide traffic management activities which aim to improve one of the busiest freeway segments in the Phoenix metropolitan area.
Keolis to operate Dubai's driverless metro and tram networks
22 Mar 2021
The Dubai Roads & Transport Authority’s metro and tram networks, which carry around 210 million passengers per year, are a key part of the emirate’s smart mobility vision.
Robots trialled for on-demand parcel and grocery delivery in Punggol
18 Mar 2021
The public-private one-year trial is underway in Punggol and aims to pave the way for wider use of autonomous robot couriers for on-demand deliveries to consumers in Singapore.
Waterfront Toronto launches competition to find Quayside partner
18 Mar 2021
Announcement comes a year after Sidewalk Labs has shelved its controversial smart city plans, for the location, citing the impact of coronavirus and “unprecedented economic uncertainty”.
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.
07 May 2021
Cities look to climate-friendly greenbacks to fund smart projects
With technology set to play a key part in the global recovery from the pandemic, we explore evolving funding methods that are helping cash-strapped cities get smart.
Financing city digitisation in a post-pandemic world
The future of smart city technology
Jointly building a smart city helps us all enjoy better urban lives
Insight Report: Smart waste, an opportunity cities should not trash
White Paper: 5G Application Scenarios
Trend Report: Creating truly open cities
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