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.

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.

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.

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.

New York considers fines for staring at your phone while crossing the road

New York considers fines for staring at your phone while crossing the road

A lawmaker in the New York State Senate has proposed legislation to prohibit pedestrians from using portable electronic devices while crossing a roadway, except in emergencies.

Dubai explores the role of decentralised data in smart cities

Dubai explores the role of decentralised data in smart cities

A new report by Smart Dubai underlines the opportunities of technologies such as AI and IoT to transform city services and emphasises the importance of open networks.