Smart Cities News

Milan crowned top city for wellbeing

Milan crowned top city for wellbeing

The Italian city has been recognised for placing wellbeing at the centre of urban planning and policy, while four others are being honoured as Wellbeing Laureate Cities.

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.

Dublin pilots kerbside management tool

Dublin pilots kerbside management tool

The city council has been working with Grid Smarter Cities to better understand and analyse potential uses cases and support last-mile delivery.

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.

Focus on safety and security when building your city’s autonomous vehicle strategy

Focus on safety and security when building your city’s autonomous vehicle strategy

Thom Rickert, Trident Public Risk Solutions, outlines an approach to developing an autonomous vehicles strategy.

Is greater regulation required for bike-sharing?

Is greater regulation required for bike-sharing?

A report from IESE Business School examined the economic performance of bike-sharing initiatives across 13 cities in Europe as well as emerging potential challenges.

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.