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.

Brazil unveils its newest smart city that puts people first

Brazil unveils its newest smart city that puts people first

Smart City Natal is a 170-hectare development from smart affordable housing company, Planet Smart City, and integrates architectural, digital, environmental and social innovation.

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.

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.

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".

UK council uses smart streetlights to realise its 2030 Vision

UK council uses smart streetlights to realise its 2030 Vision

Sandwell Council in the West Midlands plans to install more than 11,000 wirelessly connected lights by 2022 and convert all of its streetlights to LED as part of the upgrade.

Electric buses roll out in Northern France

Electric buses roll out in Northern France

Keolis has begun operating 43 fully electric buses on three of the four new bus rapid transit routes in Amiens on behalf of Amiens Métropole.

Forum aims to accelerate open source tools for smarter cities

Forum aims to accelerate open source tools for smarter cities

The Urban Computing Foundation enables developers to collaborate on software to make improvements in areas such as mobility, energy and road infrastructure in connected cities.

JV aims to help cities develop local energy infrastructure solutions

JV aims to help cities develop local energy infrastructure solutions

The Compass Energy Platform will use a public-private partnership financing model to help cities and utilities build the energy systems of the future.