Smart Cities News

Ottawa named best city to live for expats

Ottawa named best city to live for expats

Seventy cities were judged on 24 criteria across the four categories of environment and urbanisation, family and society, experience and economics.

Blockchain foundation aims to disrupt with clean air programme

Blockchain foundation aims to disrupt with clean air programme

MXC will financially reward individuals, businesses and governments by tokenising the active monitoring of pollution and for taking measures to reduce it.

UK cities use digital street units to measure air quality

UK cities use digital street units to measure air quality

Bradford and Birmingham are working with BT and scientists to use sensors integrated within InLink digital hubs to monitor air pollution in real-time.

Landmark decision in Paris air pollution case

Landmark decision in Paris air pollution case

The French state has taken insufficient steps to limit air pollution around Paris, a court has found in a landmark case brought by a mother and daughter.

Climate change represents the "battle of our lives" says UN chief

Climate change represents the "battle of our lives" says UN chief

With air pollution the theme of World Environment Day, the UN is calling on everyone to take action to explore renewable energy and green technologies.

The war on smog

The war on smog

Charles Carter looks at the latest initiatives to tackle air pollution and one of its biggest causes.

Intelligent traffic control pilot improves air quality in Munich

Intelligent traffic control pilot improves air quality in Munich

40 per cent of drivers opted to take a more eco-friendly alternative route.

Dortmund bids to use ‘hidden’ parking spaces to cut congestion and increase electric mobility

Dortmund bids to use ‘hidden’ parking spaces to cut congestion and increase electric mobility

Dortmund wants to tap unused private parking spaces to cut congestion and pollution and boost electric mobility.

London launches advanced air monitoring network

London launches advanced air monitoring network

Breathe London will use a range of fixed and mobile sensors, including Google Street View cars, to build up a real-time, hyperlocal image of the UK capital’s air quality
Innovative partnership powers Atlanta’s future

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Innovative partnership powers Atlanta’s future

A pioneering initiative between Georgia Power, the City of Atlanta and a cohort of partners is showing what’s next in smart cities and demonstrating the power of public-private partnerships.