Smart Cities News

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.

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.

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.

UK council uses smart streetlights to realise its 2030 Vision

UK council uses smart streetlights to realise its 2030 Vision

Sandwell Council in the West Midlands plans to install more than 11,000 wirelessly connected lights by 2022 and convert all of its streetlights to LED as part of the upgrade.

Forum aims to accelerate open source tools for smarter cities

Forum aims to accelerate open source tools for smarter cities

The Urban Computing Foundation enables developers to collaborate on software to make improvements in areas such as mobility, energy and road infrastructure in connected cities.

AT&T and  San José join forces to close digital divide

AT&T and San José join forces to close digital divide

IoT solutions will expand community wi-fi and smart city solutions will be used to address critical issues and help make San José one of the most innovative cities in Silicon Valley.

Canada announces its Smart Cities Challenge winners

Canada announces its Smart Cities Challenge winners

Four cities have been chosen from 20 finalists, which spent the last year working with residents and partners to turn their smart ideas into practical plans.

Former Kansas City CIO launches smart city consultancy

Former Kansas City CIO launches smart city consultancy

B2 Civic Solutions claims to have developed a replicable model for identifying, planning and resourcing smart solutions for communities of all sizes.

Smart city research initiative aims to develop results-driven playbook

Smart city research initiative aims to develop results-driven playbook

ESI ThoughtLab will define the cost benefits of smart city investments and provide city and business leaders with an evidence-based guide.