Smart Cities News

Electric buses roll out in Northern France

Electric buses roll out in Northern France

Keolis has begun operating 43 fully electric buses on three of the four new bus rapid transit routes in Amiens on behalf of Amiens Métropole.

Forum aims to accelerate open source tools for smarter cities

Forum aims to accelerate open source tools for smarter cities

The Urban Computing Foundation enables developers to collaborate on software to make improvements in areas such as mobility, energy and road infrastructure in connected cities.

JV aims to help cities develop local energy infrastructure solutions

JV aims to help cities develop local energy infrastructure solutions

The Compass Energy Platform will use a public-private partnership financing model to help cities and utilities build the energy systems of the future.

Canada announces its Smart Cities Challenge winners

Canada announces its Smart Cities Challenge winners

Four cities have been chosen from 20 finalists, which spent the last year working with residents and partners to turn their smart ideas into practical plans.

Glasgow bids to become UK's first net zero city

Glasgow bids to become UK's first net zero city

The city council and ScottishPower say they will work together towards achieving net zero carbon emissions ahead of Scotland’s 2045 nationwide target.

Former Kansas City CIO launches smart city consultancy

Former Kansas City CIO launches smart city consultancy

B2 Civic Solutions claims to have developed a replicable model for identifying, planning and resourcing smart solutions for communities of all sizes.

Niagara's Maid of the Mist goes electric

Niagara's Maid of the Mist goes electric

The first all-electric vessels ever built in the US will be powered by high-capacity battery packs that will be charged using hydropower between trips.

Ashden shortlists six “transformative” sustainable energy companies

Ashden shortlists six “transformative” sustainable energy companies

Six UK-based organisations have been shortlisted for this year’s 2019 Ashden Awards, which recognise excellence in the sustainable energy sector.

Smart city research initiative aims to develop results-driven playbook

Smart city research initiative aims to develop results-driven playbook

ESI ThoughtLab will define the cost benefits of smart city investments and provide city and business leaders with an evidence-based guide.

Ashden calls for "further and faster" climate action

Ashden calls for "further and faster" climate action

The sustainable energy charity welcomed the Committee on Climate Change’s Net Zero report but its head of cities argues more citizen engagement is required.