Smart Cities News

London signs up to international smart city coalition

London signs up to international smart city coalition

The Greater London Authority has joined Open & Agile Smart Cities, the international network that supports cities and communities in their digital transformation.

Mastercard and Kisio help passengers book entire trip in one app

Mastercard and Kisio help passengers book entire trip in one app

By embedding payment and security technology into trip planning and ticketing capabilities, transportation providers and cities can move towards mobility-as-a-service solutions.

Which cities make the climate change A-list?

Which cities make the climate change A-list?

The international non-profit, CDP, has awarded 43 global cities the top grade for climate leadership and action in its first ranking on climate change.

New York and San Francisco rank as most expensive cities for construction

New York and San Francisco rank as most expensive cities for construction

A comparison study reports that the cities face unique challenges and, overall, the construction sector and its clients must invest in areas such as digitalisation and resiliency.

London tops smart and sustainable ranking

London tops smart and sustainable ranking

The UK capital leads IESE Business School’s Cities in Motion Index, ahead of New York and Amsterdam, but the study also highlights some shortcomings.

The smart home race is on

The smart home race is on

David Walker, head of property, Hyperoptic, highlights the importance of digital infrastructure to property developers and argues that connectivity increasingly gives a competitive edge.

Think bigger: How to scale smart city pilots

Think bigger: How to scale smart city pilots

Experts share what it takes to move smart city initiatives beyond the pilot stage.

The case for the slow smart city

The case for the slow smart city

Smart cities aim to make urban life more efficient – but for citizens’ sake they need to slow down, says Lakshmi Priya Rajendran, Senior Research Fellow in Future Cities, Anglia Ruskin University.

Lime and Octopus team for a greener London

Lime and Octopus team for a greener London

Lime warehouses, which charge Lime-E electric assist bike batteries, are being powered by clean and renewable energy in the UK capital.

Interactive map tracks the smart mobility progress of 100 cities

Interactive map tracks the smart mobility progress of 100 cities

Frost & Sullivan’s data-driven study found that none of the cities achieved a score that would qualify them to be termed smart mobility leaders.