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Chicago announces first net-zero high-rise for Loop site
16 Jun 2021
The $102m, 20-story structure, planned by the Community Builders at Van Buren Street and Plymouth Court, was announced winner of Chicago’s C40 Reinventing Cities competition.
AI used to examine construction following earthquakes
14 Jun 2021
An open source project hosted by the Linux Foundation with support from IBM and Call for Code will use machine learning to help inform quality assurance for construction in emerging nations.
New buildings to be run entirely on electric in Sacramento
10 Jun 2021
With the adoption of the New Building Electrification Ordinance, Sacramento joins 45 other cities that have passed electrification ordinances, including San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland.
London mayor declares a “retrofit revolution” to create ultra-low carbon buildings
04 Jun 2021
The package of measures aims to tackle the climate emergency as well as issues such as fuel poverty and sustain and create new green jobs in the UK capital.
Planned transport hub in Manchester prioritises streets for people over vehicles
03 Jun 2021
The developer claims streets and public space across the neighbourhood will immediately become cleaner and safer as on-street parking is removed and vehicle movements are reduced.
Nairobi progresses smart green city project
24 May 2021
Dubai-based Hilshaw Group has been onboarded as exclusive advisor and overall project and financing consultant for the 4,500 acre Athi River project, which will be home to a self-contained community.
Chicago mayor announces plans for a green recovery
27 Apr 2021
Lori Lightfoot is advancing four strategies that aim to help Chicago achieve its 2025 and 2035 clean energy targets as well as maximise local benefits to communities.
Super-connected innovation hub announced in New Jersey
20 Apr 2021
Intended to bridge disciplines, institutions and people, Cove JC is a super-connected live-work-play ‘supercluster’ just minutes from Manhattan in the heart of the East Coast life sciences/tech corridor.
Digital twin built into luxury development
18 Mar 2021
The technology from Cityzenith will be used in the development and maintenance as well as day-to-day usage by residents of Lamina Tower, being built at the Jeddah Corniche resort on the Red Sea.
Final phase underway for British Columbian urban village
16 Mar 2021
The multifaceted community will reshape Kelowna’s skyline, and aims to spark growth and foster a sense of connection and community among its residents and commercial tenants.
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.
Installed connected building automation systems to surpass 34 million in 2024
05 Nov 2020
IoT analyst firm Berg Insight said there is a new urgency in the market due to factors such as energy conservation and mandates for green construction.
Utility company launches fibre-to-the premise in Traverse City
05 Oct 2020
Traverse City Light & Power’s new fibre infrastructure will also provide the Michigan city with a critical platform to innovate and deliver smart city services.
Intracity fibre network rolled out in Gurugram
20 Jul 2020
The smart city network will provide connectivity to government buildings, business clusters, and used for critical applications like security, surveillance, and e-governance.
IDC names "best and brightest" North American smart city projects
10 Mar 2020
The winning projects include an Alexa-assisted citizen contact centre and data-driven systems to reduce flooding and address road accident hotspots.
Sidewalk Labs unveils digital twin and 'Lego' vision for 35-storey timber building
10 Feb 2020
Sidewalk Labs claims 35 storeys would be the highest mass timber building so far. The team modelled how it would perform compared to a traditional concrete building of the same size.
Malaysian ‘forest city’ wins sustainability award
09 Dec 2019
The Asian Townscape Award was given for the ‘Feathers of the Sea’ business complex, which is part of the overall Forest City being developed in Johor.
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.
Smart city research initiative aims to develop results-driven playbook
08 May 2019
ESI ThoughtLab will define the cost benefits of smart city investments and provide city and business leaders with an evidence-based guide.
MassChallenge accelerator seeks start-ups in Houston
04 Feb 2019
Six-week bootcamp includes a range of intensive in-person training, mentoring, community connectivity and virtual classes
How smart city investment can unlock economic growth
16 Nov 2018
Over five years, smart cities can raise GDP per capita by 21 per cent and population growth by 13 per cent, says a new report
Bangkok to build people-centric city within a city
04 Apr 2017
TCC Assets and Frasers Centrepoint have announced they are jointly developing One Bangkok, which will focus on environmental sustainability and smart-city living
06 Mar 2020
VIDEO: Leeds links housing and health with predictive maintenance
Leeds wants to understand more about its council properties to improve services for citizens and target resources in the right areas.
Think Tank: Building Circular Cities
Rebuilding green: Analysing the Biden infrastructure plan
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