Smart Cities News

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.

Singapore tops urban mobility readiness index

Singapore tops urban mobility readiness index

The index by the Oliver Wyman Forum ranks 30 cities on how prepared they are to incorporate the latest mobility technologies and what they are doing to reshape urban mobility.

No city is fully prepared for the disruption of AI

No city is fully prepared for the disruption of AI

A new ranking reveals that Singapore, London and New York are marginally better prepared but governments and private sector institutions around the world need to do more.

London ranked top city for Generation Z

London ranked top city for Generation Z

The UK capital stood out from other cities in areas such as social entrepreneurship, co-working spaces, education, artificial intelligence and concerts.

Smart cities spending to reach $189 billion in 2023

Smart cities spending to reach $189 billion in 2023

The latest IDC smart cities spending guide highlights priority areas as resilient energy and infrastructure projects followed by data-driven public safety and intelligent transportation.

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.

APEJ smart city spending to reach $35bn by 2022

APEJ smart city spending to reach $35bn by 2022

Analyst IDC reports that hardware currently represents the highest spending but it will be overtaken by services.

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.

UN-Habitat in Chinese partnership to use AI to create smarter cities

UN-Habitat in Chinese partnership to use AI to create smarter cities

It will work with Chinese partners to explore the use of artificial intelligence in urban and economic development and pave the way for a global alliance of smart cities