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Digital twins could form the "end game" for optimum smart city design

Digital twins could form the "end game" for optimum smart city design

Research finds that urban digital twinning and city modelling technology is having a transformative effect on how cities are designed, monitored, and managed.

Rockefeller Foundation awards $3.7m to boost opportunity zones initiative

Rockefeller Foundation awards $3.7m to boost opportunity zones initiative

Initiative aims to help cities build a pipeline of projects and small business investments that move beyond the early stages of planning and attract private investment in economically distressed areas.

Sydney's City Plan 2036 open for viewing

Sydney's City Plan 2036 open for viewing

To enhance its reputation and global status, the Australian city wants to accommodate 200,000 new jobs and 56,000 new homes by the plan’s target year.

Smart City Expo Atlanta announces top speakers

Smart City Expo Atlanta announces top speakers

The Expo aims to redefine what it means to be a smart city and will convene mayors, CEOs, CIOs and innovators to discuss issues and share knowledge.

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.

Facebook expands local alert tool within the US

Facebook expands local alert tool within the US

The tool has been designed to help local authorities to communicate urgent, need-to-know information when it directly affects people in their communities.

Sidewalk Labs launches advanced infrastructure partnership

Sidewalk Labs launches advanced infrastructure partnership

Sidewalk Labs and its parent company Alphabet are partnering with Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan to form a spin-out company focusing on next-generation infrastructure.

Eco-neighbourhood aims to reshape urban living

Eco-neighbourhood aims to reshape urban living

The development in Issy-les-Moulineaux near Paris will re-establish nature in the city and seeks to provide inhabitants with a connected, environmentally responsible lifestyle.

New York City selects Via to power school bus system

New York City selects Via to power school bus system

Parents and students will benefit from improved visibility and communications regarding system status and unexpected changes, including real-time bus locations.

Can living walls make our cities smarter and more sustainable?

Can living walls make our cities smarter and more sustainable?

Vertical Field is collaborating with academia to study the impact of smart living walls in urban settings in terms of the environment, human health and wellbeing.
Innovative partnership powers Atlanta’s future

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Innovative partnership powers Atlanta’s future

A pioneering initiative between Georgia Power, the City of Atlanta and a cohort of partners is showing what’s next in smart cities and demonstrating the power of public-private partnerships.