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Lime to pilot electric mopeds in Paris and Washington DC
29 Jan 2021
Lime is adding e-mopeds to its fleet of e-bikes and e-scooters, which allow for two riders at a time and will provide two high-visibility helmets in the carrying case of every moped.
US mayors sound the alarm over impact of Covid-19 pandemic on their cities
04 Dec 2020
This was one of the messages from the Menino Survey of Mayors, the only national representative survey of America’s mayors conducted annually by Boston University’s Initiative on Cities.
Singapore tops smart city ranking for second year running
17 Sep 2020
The 2020 Smart City Index measures citizens’ perceptions of the impact that technology has on their lives, surveying them on areas such as governance, health and safety, mobility and opportunities.
Companies fuse data and resources to address the world's "biggest" mobility problems
23 Jul 2020
SteetLight Data and Boston Consulting Group are joining forces to help the public and private sectors navigate the transportation challenges and opportunities of the post-Covid-19 world.
Electrify America completes first cross-country charging route
29 Jun 2020
The first of two cross-country routes to be completed this year, it spans 11 states and over 2,700 miles to take drivers from Los Angeles to Washington DC.
Which US cities are top for cycling?
10 Jun 2020
PeopleForBikes’ data-driven annual ranking showcases the cities that are making biking better for everyone and provides insights on how other cities can work to do the same.
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.
“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.
Washington invests $400,000 to meet new green building standards
10 Dec 2019
Buildings account for three-quarters of DC’s carbon emissions. New regulation requires large buildings to reduce energy and greenhouse gas.
In-app ticketing comes to Denver metro area
11 Sep 2019
RTD, Transit and Masabi have come together to enable travellers to plan and pay for trips involving multiple modes of transportation on a single platform.
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.
Helsinki top for work-life balance
07 Aug 2019
A study has compared data on livability, work intensity, institutional support and legislation to rank cities based on their success in promoting work-life balance to citizens.
Bolt launches e-scooters in Washington DC
21 Jul 2019
The mobility company aims to work with cities on a local level to solve traffic and parking congestion with safe, sustainable transport options.
Sprint rolls out 5G in four US cities
31 May 2019
Over the coming weeks the service will extend to more than 2,000 square miles and 11 million people, giving Sprint the largest initial 5G coverage footprint in the US.
Toolkit aims to help civic leaders make an impact
24 May 2019
A new resource focuses on the key stages of developing a smart city and contends that putting citizens and wellbeing central can result in more productive urban spaces.
LA shines brightest in US solar ranking for the second year
10 Apr 2019
Environment America Research & Policy Centre’s annual report also reveals that solar power has doubled in most major cities over the past six years.
Sprint set to launch 5G in nine US cities
25 Feb 2019
The communications services company has announced that standards-based 5G is on-air with a commercial service expected to be available in the first four cities in May
Moscow is world's most gridlocked city
12 Feb 2019
Inrix’s latest Global Traffic Scorecard identifies and ranks congestion and mobility trends in over 200 cities across 38 countries.
Washington DC appoints its first ‘Night Mayor’
04 Dec 2018
Shawn Townsend will lead the city’s newly established Office of Nightlife and Culture.
Multi-modal mapping tool launched
31 May 2018
Those travelling in New York City and Washington DC can link first- and last-mile bike-share and transit in one trip
Mass transit goes green
03 May 2018
Black & Veatch has completed installation of the electric charging infrastructure for new electric buses in Washington DC
Multi-modal bundle available in DC
19 Apr 2018
Via and Mobike are offering what they claim is the industry’s first combined ride-share and bike-share service for the city
Fairfax County to become a beacon of smartness
28 Mar 2018
The readiness challenge finalist for 2018 has partnered with the Smart Cities Council in the US to host a Readiness Workshop to tackle key smart city challenges
The benefits of smart bike-sharing
21 Dec 2017
Bike-share company LimeBike has published the industry’s first detailed look at dockless bike-sharing in the US
How consumer tech is making Stockholm run more smoothly
Smartphones are proving to be an unusual but effective tool in improving the quality of roads in Sweden.
22 Feb 2021
Think tank: City life on Mars? Creating human centred communities in space and beyond
15 Feb 2021
Beyond the pandemic: the technology that will remain part of our smart cities
08 Feb 2021
The future of public safety: why smart cities need to look to the cloud
09 Feb 2021
Insight Report: Distributed Acoustic Sensors and the Smart Cities of the Future
03 Feb 2021
Research Report: How smart is your office?
16 Dec 2020
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