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People want to know the "why, how, when and what" of data use

People want to know the "why, how, when and what" of data use

A new study reveals that people generally feel positive about the internet and being connected but want to have more say in how their data is used.

Innovative partnership powers Atlanta’s future

Innovative partnership powers Atlanta’s future

A pioneering initiative between Georgia Power, the City of Atlanta and a cohort of partners is showing what’s next in smart cities and demonstrating the power of public-private partnerships.

Advisory panel issues response to Sidewalks Labs' Quayside master plan

Advisory panel issues response to Sidewalks Labs' Quayside master plan

Comments from Waterfront Toronto’s Digital Strategy Advisory Panel include “frustratingly abstract” and “unwieldy and repetitive”.

Austria opens intelligence lab for cities

Austria opens intelligence lab for cities

The City Intelligence Lab at the Austrian Institute of Technology aims to become an international model for the urban planning processes of the future.

SmartCitiesWorld City Profile – Atlanta

SmartCitiesWorld City Profile – Atlanta

Find out more about Atlanta’s smart city strategy, focused around equitability and inclusion.

Creating connected infrastructure to power MaaS

Creating connected infrastructure to power MaaS

Fujitsu’s Rabih Arzouni explores how public bodies and private companies must work together to ensure the right infrastructure is in place to support MaaS and other transport advances.

Finnish university sets out the drivers for 6G

Finnish university sets out the drivers for 6G

University of Oulu says that 5G research is maturing so we must start to engage in mapping what 6G can become "at its boldest" and has published a whitepaper on the subject.

Rockefeller Foundation awards $3.7m to boost opportunity zones initiative

Rockefeller Foundation awards $3.7m to boost opportunity zones initiative

Initiative aims to help cities build a pipeline of projects and small business investments that move beyond the early stages of planning and attract private investment in economically distressed areas.

Sydney's City Plan 2036 open for viewing

Sydney's City Plan 2036 open for viewing

To enhance its reputation and global status, the Australian city wants to accommodate 200,000 new jobs and 56,000 new homes by the plan’s target year.

Landmark hearing finds use of facial recognition technology lawful

Landmark hearing finds use of facial recognition technology lawful

The High Court ruled in favour of South Wales Police in the UK to allow the continued use of automated facial recognition but the technology remains controversial.
Innovative partnership powers Atlanta’s future

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Innovative partnership powers Atlanta’s future

A pioneering initiative between Georgia Power, the City of Atlanta and a cohort of partners is showing what’s next in smart cities and demonstrating the power of public-private partnerships.