Smart Cities News

Guangzhou chosen as urban air mobility pilot city

Guangzhou chosen as urban air mobility pilot city

The autonomous aerial vehicle technology platform company, EHang, will establish a low-altitude aviation transportation network that will shuttle passengers and goods.

New wave of smart cities has arrived – and they’re nothing like science fiction

New wave of smart cities has arrived – and they’re nothing like science fiction

The smart city of the future will be defined by quieter upgrades to existing infrastructure and new partnerships, not flashy developments that resemble science fiction, writes UCL’s James Ransom.

Investors and start-ups highlight what's holding Israel's smart cities back

Investors and start-ups highlight what's holding Israel's smart cities back

A recent event highlighted the difficulty smart city technology companies have breaking into the urban space and getting the ear of municipalities.

Future energy systems: Decentralisation and virtual power plants

Future energy systems: Decentralisation and virtual power plants

Technological innovation and new trends could produce a much more flexible, resilient and efficient energy grid. Will regulators be bold enough to unleash the true power of these new systems?

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.

To co-create better cities, meet people where they are

To co-create better cities, meet people where they are

Simply asking people what they want through consultations, surveys and focus groups isn’t enough – cities have to reach a much broader range of people and move towards true ‘co-creation’.

Why smart cities need smart buildings

Why smart cities need smart buildings

As the two ecosystems evolve, they will have ample opportunity to feed off each other, says Thomas Seiler, CEO at u-blox.

How cities are addressing the AI jobs crunch

How cities are addressing the AI jobs crunch

Matt Hamblen looks at how cities are addressing the impact of artificial intelligence on the jobs and skills in their communities. But is it enough?

Better public-private collaboration key to urban mobility

Better public-private collaboration key to urban mobility

Jaanaki Momaya, UK General Manager of Lime, calls for collaboration between different forms of mobility to create transport that works effectively for all. 

Smart cities: Software is eating the world

Smart cities: Software is eating the world

Technology will shape and change the face of cities dramatically. Oliver Gassmann, Co-author of Smart Cities: Introducing Digital Innovation to Cities, explores what those changes might look like.
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.