Smart Cities News

Toolkit aims to help civic leaders make an impact

Toolkit aims to help civic leaders make an impact

A new resource focuses on the key stages of developing a smart city and contends that putting citizens and wellbeing central can result in more productive urban spaces.

Blockchain grand challenge enters smart cities phase

Blockchain grand challenge enters smart cities phase

The organisers have announced Citopia, which will use tokenised incentives to improve human behaviour and make cities greener, smarter and safer.

Philadelphia pilots connected lighting to modernise city services

Philadelphia pilots connected lighting to modernise city services

The city is deploying a suite of applications including smart lighting, air quality monitors and people traffic counters utilising Cimcon’s NearSky platform.

5G’s importance for smart cities has been underplayed

5G’s importance for smart cities has been underplayed

Everyone talks about 5G hype but Kevin Hasley RootMetrics & IHS Markit argues that the importance of 5G to connected communities and smart city success has been underplayed.

Dallas smart cities incubator announces first cohort

Dallas smart cities incubator announces first cohort

Innov8te is also establishing Startup City Hall, which will provide senior leaders at the city a dedicated office in which to discuss ideas and solutions with the chosen companies.

Mapillary launches street-level image and map data marketplace

Mapillary launches street-level image and map data marketplace

Mapmakers and others can post requests on the marketplace, which aims to respond to the increased pressure for up-to-date map data.

Brits demand smart city anti-terror measures

Brits demand smart city anti-terror measures

Two-thirds of Britons want the government to invest in smart technology that will help to improve the safety and security of where they live, says a new study.

Door-to-door transport for travellers across France

Door-to-door transport for travellers across France

Karhoo is partnering with SNCF to deliver the Mon Chauffeur service through an integrated mobility platform that enables train passengers to book first- and last-mile journeys.

City of Gold Coast launches Australia's largest LoRaWAN

City of Gold Coast launches Australia's largest LoRaWAN

The network can support more than 600,000 sensors and real-time management tools and is being made available for commercial deployment of IoT applications.

Cities want 5G to work – but terms and conditions apply

Cities want 5G to work – but terms and conditions apply

Martin Brynskov, Chairman, Open & Agile Smart Cities, says smart cities offer a huge market for telcos but notes that “terms and conditions apply".