Smart Cities News

New sensor could help buildings re-open faster after earthquakes

New sensor could help buildings re-open faster after earthquakes

Following two back-to-back earthquakes in southern California, a new tool could see critical buildings re-open faster while Los Angeles has launched new initiatives to help citizens prepare.

More cities declare climate emergencies: Will it spur real change?

More cities declare climate emergencies: Will it spur real change?

Experts praise cities for highlighting the scale of the climate crisis but urge them to follow up with concrete actions.

Programme aims to certify quality of life initiatives

Programme aims to certify quality of life initiatives

Renault is working with EIT InnoEnergy to assess the impact of its FeliZiudad platform to make cities, towns, and neighbourhoods more sustainable and happier places to live.

Asia-Pacific smart city project winners named

Asia-Pacific smart city project winners named

IDC notes a “surge” in cutting-edge future city projects being deployed across first-tier cities in developed economies across the 12 functional e-service categories.

To co-create better cities, meet people where they are

To co-create better cities, meet people where they are

Simply asking people what they want through consultations, surveys and focus groups isn’t enough – cities have to reach a much broader range of people and move towards true ‘co-creation’.

City of San Diego and District of Columbia awarded for innovative use of geospatial data

City of San Diego and District of Columbia awarded for innovative use of geospatial data

Esri has presented awards to the City of San Diego and the Government of the District of Columbia for their exceptional use of geospatial data.

30 Toronto leaders urge support for Sidewalk Labs’ smart city plan

30 Toronto leaders urge support for Sidewalk Labs’ smart city plan

A group of Toronto leaders have co-signed a letter urging citizens and officials to give Sidewalk Labs’ controversial smart city proposal a chance.

Bank extends its green finance options for UK businesses

Bank extends its green finance options for UK businesses

HSBC UK Commercial Bank is helping companies meet their environmental and sustainability goals with a new green finance proposition.

Why smart cities need smart buildings

Why smart cities need smart buildings

As the two ecosystems evolve, they will have ample opportunity to feed off each other, says Thomas Seiler, CEO at u-blox.

Taoyuan named Intellligent Community of the Year

Taoyuan named Intellligent Community of the Year

The Taiwanese city was chosen after a year-long evaluation that includes quantitative analysis of extensive data as well as a site visit.