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Digital twins could form the "end game" for optimum smart city design

Digital twins could form the "end game" for optimum smart city design

Research finds that urban digital twinning and city modelling technology is having a transformative effect on how cities are designed, monitored, and managed.

‘Co-ordinated’ ransomware attack hits 23 Texas government organisations

‘Co-ordinated’ ransomware attack hits 23 Texas government organisations

The majority of the impacted entities are smaller local governments.

Podcast: Take off your tech goggles, with Ben Green, author of The Smart Enough City

Podcast: Take off your tech goggles, with Ben Green, author of The Smart Enough City

Green offers insights into why technology is not an end in itself and how cities can be “smart enough,” using technology to promote democracy and equity.

Ottawa named best city to live for expats

Ottawa named best city to live for expats

Seventy cities were judged on 24 criteria across the four categories of environment and urbanisation, family and society, experience and economics.

NLC encourages US cities to explore congestion charging

NLC encourages US cities to explore congestion charging

National League of Cities wants to show local leaders how such charging systems could sustainably improve conditions on and around America’s roads.

AI, cities and climate change

AI, cities and climate change

Ben Hawes explores how artificial intelligence could help cities tackle the climate crisis.

Helsinki top for work-life balance

Helsinki top for work-life balance

A study has compared data on livability, work intensity, institutional support and legislation to rank cities based on their success in promoting work-life balance to citizens.

Costing the Earth: Funding city climate initiatives with green banks

Costing the Earth: Funding city climate initiatives with green banks

Green banks are on the rise as cities look for ways to fund essential work to prevent climate change and its effects.

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?

More cities declare climate emergencies: Will it spur real change?

More cities declare climate emergencies: Will it spur real change?

Experts praise cities for highlighting the scale of the climate crisis but urge them to follow up with concrete actions.
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.