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London ranked top city for Generation Z

London ranked top city for Generation Z

The UK capital stood out from other cities in areas such as social entrepreneurship, co-working spaces, education, artificial intelligence and concerts.

What can theme parks teach us about smart cities?

What can theme parks teach us about smart cities?

At first glance, theme parks and smart cities may seem very different but behind the scenes, there could be a lot to learn about visitor experience and design, says Bill Coan, ITEC Entertainment.

LA appoints its first City Forest Officer

LA appoints its first City Forest Officer

The post has been created to oversee the growth of Los Angeles’ urban forest and help the city reach its goal to plant 90,000 trees by 2021.

Bolt launches e-scooters in Washington DC

Bolt launches e-scooters in Washington DC

The mobility company aims to work with cities on a local level to solve traffic and parking congestion with safe, sustainable transport options.

New sensor could help buildings re-open faster after earthquakes

New sensor could help buildings re-open faster after earthquakes

Following two back-to-back earthquakes in southern California, a new tool could see critical buildings re-open faster while Los Angeles has launched new initiatives to help citizens prepare.

Individuals recognised for transforming public spaces

Individuals recognised for transforming public spaces

They will receive a share of more than $1m as part of the inaugural Knight Public Spaces Fellowship, which seeks to strengthen community engagement and connections.

Melbourne chosen as next pilot city for Uber Air

Melbourne chosen as next pilot city for Uber Air

It will join Dallas and Los Angeles with test flights due to begin in 2020 with a view to commercial operations commencing in 2023.

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.

Mumbai named most congested city in the world

Mumbai named most congested city in the world

Drivers in India’s most populous city expect to spend an average of 65 per cent extra time stuck in traffic, according to the latest TomTom Traffic Index.

Sprint rolls out 5G in four US cities

Sprint rolls out 5G in four US cities

Over the coming weeks the service will extend to more than 2,000 square miles and 11 million people, giving Sprint the largest initial 5G coverage footprint in the US.
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.