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Communities with the most limited evacuation routes in the US revealed

Communities with the most limited evacuation routes in the US revealed

Areas with constrained evacuation routes can face challenges in getting residents to safety before a disaster hits, as happened in 2018’s Camp Fire in Paradise, California.

Miami launches contactless payment for transit riders

Miami launches contactless payment for transit riders

The city is modernising its fare system with open payment technology from Cubic Transportation Systems that allows riders to tap and pay for journeys.

Geo-location app connects users to air quality data

Geo-location app connects users to air quality data

Geme.io has expanded its smart city offering to provide timely and accurate data via an EU feed that will be customised for display on the app’s virtual map.

Nordic CEOs seek to collaborate with governments on climate action

Nordic CEOs seek to collaborate with governments on climate action

The CEOs alliance presented its vision for achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals through greater public-private sector collaboration.

Columbus implements single payment platform across different mobility services

Columbus implements single payment platform across different mobility services

Siemens Mobility and Bytemark are working with the Ohio city to integrate new technology into the Smart Columbus Operating System for a frictionless customer experience.

Smart city challenge aims to reduce time spent at red traffic lights

Smart city challenge aims to reduce time spent at red traffic lights

The Transforming Intersections challenge aims to change the way cities move by collaborating with governments to solve some of the most complex mobility issues they face.

Malaysian and UK universities come together for future cities

Malaysian and UK universities come together for future cities

Sunway University and Lancaster University establish Future Cities Research Institute to progress the development of sustainable cities.

Singapore launches first on-demand public trial of autonomous shuttles

Singapore launches first on-demand public trial of autonomous shuttles

The service will run along a 5.7km route to selected destinations on Sentosa and will provide important insight about how the shuttles will interact with other road users.

Smart city cybersecurity “woefully underfunded and vulnerable to attack”

Smart city cybersecurity “woefully underfunded and vulnerable to attack”

Lack of investment in cybersecurity could jeopardise the core goals of smart cities, warns ABI Research.

Dubai approves three blockchain initiatives

Dubai approves three blockchain initiatives

Dubai Future Council for Blockchain event brought together various government departments and private companies with a vested interest in smart city technologies.
Podcast: Take off your tech goggles, with Ben Green, author of The Smart Enough City

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Podcast: Take off your tech goggles, with Ben Green, author of The Smart Enough City

Green offers insights into why technology is not an end in itself and how cities can be “smart enough,” using technology to promote democracy and equity.

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