Smart Cities News

Smart hospitals identified as a priority investment area

Smart hospitals identified as a priority investment area

Digitalised hospitals are judged to hold the highest potential for "rapid positive impact" on pressurised healthcare infrastructures and operations.

27 Thai cities to join Mastercard’s City Possible network

27 Thai cities to join Mastercard’s City Possible network

The move is part of a mission to achieve 100 smart cities in Thailand by 2022.

Rotterdam strikes climate deals with 100 companies to halve CO2 emissions by 2030

Rotterdam strikes climate deals with 100 companies to halve CO2 emissions by 2030

Rotterdam’s Climate Agreement includes plans for large-scale solutions such as offshore windmills, a hydrogen network and insulation of social housing, as well as smaller-scale initiatives such as car-sharing and cycling classes for children.

Davos upgrades lighting ahead of WEF meeting

Davos upgrades lighting ahead of WEF meeting

Signify and Elektron have so far replaced 500 of the 1,000 streetlights with energy-efficient LEDs and connected 250 of those to its wireless lighting system.

TM Forum adapts telco process framework for smart cities

TM Forum adapts telco process framework for smart cities

TM Forum’s Business Process Framework has been adapted to fit the unique features of cities by including sections on citizen engagement, communities and a broader range of stakeholders.

‘This is not a drill’: Barcelona and Boston are latest cities to declare climate emergency

‘This is not a drill’: Barcelona and Boston are latest cities to declare climate emergency

Barcelona’s mayor is calling for a “paradigm shift” towards “a truly green economy", while Boston says the climate crisis represents a public health emergency.

Blockchain trust protocol launched to connect Beijing, Geneva and Toronto

Blockchain trust protocol launched to connect Beijing, Geneva and Toronto

The cities will serve as interconnected hubs for blockchain centres of excellence around the world and operate under a common trust protocol.

GrowSmarter cities publish recommendations for policymakers

GrowSmarter cities publish recommendations for policymakers

Barcelona, Cologne and Stockholm, the three Lighthouse cities in the EC-funded project, highlight the importance of early citizen engagement and the value of demonstrator projects.

AI metering and surveillance to dominate smart city market to 2026, boosted by new applications

AI metering and surveillance to dominate smart city market to 2026, boosted by new applications

Video surveillance is increasingly being used for new applications such as urban tolling and the monitoring of low-emission zones, according to ABI Research.

Gothenburg boosts sustainable public transport push with e-bus roll-out

Gothenburg boosts sustainable public transport push with e-bus roll-out

More than 150 electric buses will be introduced in the region covering Gothenburg, Mölndal and Partille, where 180 million trips are made by bus each year.