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

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.

Boston involves neighbourhoods in urban tech via local newsfeeds

Boston involves neighbourhoods in urban tech via local newsfeeds

The Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics is installing Soofa Signs’ digital outdoor media platform across the city, enabling communities to post feedback.

Boston ranked top for energy efficiency

Boston ranked top for energy efficiency

In the 2019 City Clean Energy Scorecard, the city earned the highest score for its building policies and a perfect score for its energy efficiency outreach and programmes.

Boston mayor wants better management of ride-sharing services

Boston mayor wants better management of ride-sharing services

Mayor Martin Walsh says the city has to find ways to make ride-share part of sustainable and equitable transportation systems.

Cities face up to facial recognition ethics

Cities face up to facial recognition ethics

More cities move to limit the use of facial recognition technology as leaders grapple with security threats, ethics and public perceptions.

New York and San Francisco rank as most expensive cities for construction

New York and San Francisco rank as most expensive cities for construction

A comparison study reports that the cities face unique challenges and, overall, the construction sector and its clients must invest in areas such as digitalisation and resiliency.

City Lights: Sabrina Dorsainvil, Director of Civic Design, Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics, Boston

City Lights: Sabrina Dorsainvil, Director of Civic Design, Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics, Boston

SmartCitiesWorld finds out more about the role of a civic designer and Boston’s Office of New Urban Mechanics.

Boston searches for its safest drivers

Boston searches for its safest drivers

As part of the Vision Zero strategy to eliminate fatal and serious crashes by 2030, drivers download an app that scores their behaviours and allows them to compete for more than $25,000 in prizes.

Boston ranked top city for innovation

Boston ranked top city for innovation

Hickey & Associates assessed thousands of datapoints across more than 300 markets to pinpoint the next hotbeds of innovation and transformation around the globe.

Driving autonomous vehicles forward with intelligent infrastructure

Driving autonomous vehicles forward with intelligent infrastructure

Cities that want to benefit from autonomous vehicles tomorrow need to think about infrastructure today, says Mike Beevor, Pivot3.
Mind the gap: Southwark's innovative approach to expanding connectivity

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Mind the gap: Southwark's innovative approach to expanding connectivity

Ahead of her participation at Smart IoT Connect, Davina Fell, Digital Infrastructure Programme Manager, Southwark Council, talks to Sarah Wray about councils’ connectivity challenges – and opportunities.

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