Smart Cities News

New South Wales government launches digital twin

New South Wales government launches digital twin

The government has worked with the digital arm of Australia’s national science agency to create a virtual 4D model of the Western Sydney built and natural environment.

New 5G-ready smart city ‘taking shape’, says South African President

New 5G-ready smart city ‘taking shape’, says South African President

The city is one of 30 new developments planned for Gauteng province.

India to launch first 5G testbed

India to launch first 5G testbed

Cavli Wireless and Maker Village, the Indian IoT and hardware innovation hub, will open the test lab in Q3 at the Kinfra Hi Tech park campus in Kochi.

ICF names 2020's top 7 intelligent communities

ICF names 2020's top 7 intelligent communities

Cities from the US, Canada, Australia and Estonia make the 18th annual list by the Intelligent Community Forum. The 2020 winner will be announced in June.

Zillow launches affordable housing search tool for Seattle

Zillow launches affordable housing search tool for Seattle

The tool aims to reduce the time it takes to manually look for available homes that are affordable and accessible.

Vienna pilots virtual ‘culture token’ to reward greener travel

Vienna pilots virtual ‘culture token’ to reward greener travel

The app uses motion-tracking to measure distances covered using green modes of transport and calculates the CO2 savings compared to a car trip.

Driving the MaaS conversation forward as the future of transport

Driving the MaaS conversation forward as the future of transport

Mobility-as-a-service will only be successful if we can all come together to realise a joint vision of ensuring seamless travel for every commuter, says Andy Taylor, Director of Strategy, Cubic Transportation Systems.

Sheffield's highway network set to get smart tech overhaul

Sheffield's highway network set to get smart tech overhaul

The city’s highways contractor, Amey, has partnered with Connexin to build the latest UK smart city, starting with digitised city roadways and the Internet of Things.

£21 million awarded for local smart energy ‘blueprint’ projects in the UK

£21 million awarded for local smart energy ‘blueprint’ projects in the UK

The government says the projects could see over 250,000 people’s homes powered by local renewable sources by 2030 – which could lead to their energy bills reducing by as much as half.

105 cities make CDP’s climate action ‘A List’

105 cities make CDP’s climate action ‘A List’

Analysis suggested that, on average, cities on the A List are taking over three times as many climate actions as non-A List cities.