Smart Cities News

Chicago involves citizens in future bike-share plans

Chicago involves citizens in future bike-share plans

The city is growing its fleet and using a community tour on the South Side to engage residents with the bike-share team and inform the next phase of its expansion.

Bolt launches e-scooters in Washington DC

Bolt launches e-scooters in Washington DC

The mobility company aims to work with cities on a local level to solve traffic and parking congestion with safe, sustainable transport options.

Smart cities: Software is eating the world

Smart cities: Software is eating the world

Technology will shape and change the face of cities dramatically. Oliver Gassmann, Co-author of Smart Cities: Introducing Digital Innovation to Cities, explores what those changes might look like.

Sprint rolls out 5G in four US cities

Sprint rolls out 5G in four US cities

Over the coming weeks the service will extend to more than 2,000 square miles and 11 million people, giving Sprint the largest initial 5G coverage footprint in the US.

Portland pilots Sidewalk Labs’ mobile location data software

Portland pilots Sidewalk Labs’ mobile location data software

The tool uses location data to model how people travel in cities.

C40 announces first 15 "beacons of sustainable design"

C40 announces first 15 "beacons of sustainable design"

Projects from Chicago, Madrid, Milan, Oslo, Paris and Reykjavik have been chosen in the first round of the organisation’s Reinventing Cities competition.

Chicago launches first smart medical district

Chicago launches first smart medical district

Illinois Medical District and Ignite Cities are building a digital infrastructure and service for the health innovation destination

Sprint set to launch 5G in nine US cities

Sprint set to launch 5G in nine US cities

The communications services company has announced that standards-based 5G is on-air with a commercial service expected to be available in the first four cities in May

What makes these the 27 smartest cities?

What makes these the 27 smartest cities?

London, Singapore and Barcelona lead a ranking which finds that smart city development is closely linked to a city’s “global outreach and engagement”

Which cities are top for wellbeing?

Which cities are top for wellbeing?

Sixteen cities from six continents have been announced as finalists for the 2019 Wellbeing City Award, which recognises city-led action on urban dwelling
Podcast: Take off your tech goggles, with Ben Green, author of The Smart Enough City

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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.

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