Smart Cities News

WEF provides cities with a pick-and-mix mobility framework

WEF provides cities with a pick-and-mix mobility framework

The Shared, Electric and Automated Mobility Governance Framework is a set of sustainable mobility guidelines aimed at helping cities reduce congestion and pollution.

Florida cities partner to tackle climate change

Florida cities partner to tackle climate change

Joint climate action plan calls for mitigating the effects of climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 1 per cent each year through to 2028.

Helsinki becomes first European city to deliver Sustainable Development report

Helsinki becomes first European city to deliver Sustainable Development report

Goals in the Finnish capital’s latest City Strategy align with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and the findings of its report will inform its future plans.

University ensures electric vehicles can be heard

University ensures electric vehicles can be heard

The University of Birmingham in the UK has fitted its fleet of electric vehicles on campus with what it describes as "life-saving" sound devices.

In the heart of the [smart] city, home is where the heart is

In the heart of the [smart] city, home is where the heart is

A home should not be a bubble in the smart city, but part of the connected fabric for better living and quality of life, says Phil Brunkard, Republic of Things.

New Zealand city embarks on smart lighting journey

New Zealand city embarks on smart lighting journey

End-to-end intelligent street lighting system will give Dunedin City Council control over lighting levels with the lights remotely tailored to suit each location.

Cyber-attacks on London grid could cost up to £111m daily

Cyber-attacks on London grid could cost up to £111m daily

Electricity networks are proving to be a point of failure which many people previously thought impermeable, highlights a new research study.

UK cities use digital street units to measure air quality

UK cities use digital street units to measure air quality

Bradford and Birmingham are working with BT and scientists to use sensors integrated within InLink digital hubs to monitor air pollution in real-time.

More cities declare climate emergencies: Will it spur real change?

More cities declare climate emergencies: Will it spur real change?

Experts praise cities for highlighting the scale of the climate crisis but urge them to follow up with concrete actions.

How technology will shape transportation in smart cities

How technology will shape transportation in smart cities

In the coming decade, several converging trends will amount to the most transformative change to impact global cities and public transportation since the automobile, says Adam Cohen, University of California, Berkeley.