Smart Cities News

2020 expected to see almost 20% increase in smart city spending

2020 expected to see almost 20% increase in smart city spending

Singapore is expected to remain the top investor in smart city initiatives, followed by Tokyo, New York City and London.

UK capitals embark on tree-planting campaigns

UK capitals embark on tree-planting campaigns

Tree-planting initiatives form part of the global effort to substantially reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and counteract the effects of climate change.

New York Circular City programme to focus on advancing sustainability

New York Circular City programme to focus on advancing sustainability

The programme aims to show what can happen when the private and public sector team up with civic groups and academic experts to tackle the biggest challenges facing the city.

NYC continues drive to help the public adopt better data privacy practices

NYC continues drive to help the public adopt better data privacy practices

NYC is staging its second Library Privacy Week which will see libraries providing hands-on instruction in using digital privacy tools and understanding facial recognition technology.

Accelerator addresses NYC's public transit challenges

Accelerator addresses NYC's public transit challenges

Start-ups and entrepreneurs with products that improve accessibility, enhance traffic coordination, or create new sources of revenue are invited to submit applications.

NYC targets nine facilities for deep energy retrofits

NYC targets nine facilities for deep energy retrofits

A deep energy retrofit aims to achieve a 50 per cent or greater reduction in building energy usage and can reduce carbon emissions 30 per cent or more.

IoT-based system aims to prevent manhole explosions

IoT-based system aims to prevent manhole explosions

The system uses cloud-based analytics to identify and predict conditions that may result in an incident so that preventative actions can be taken to avoid a potential disaster.

Annual $1m prize launched for NYC's ‘boldest visionaries’

Annual $1m prize launched for NYC's ‘boldest visionaries’

The David Prize will award $200,000 to five “trailblazing individuals” who contribute to the social, environmental, economic, and cultural fabric of the city.

New York City announces cybersecurity challenge finalists

New York City announces cybersecurity challenge finalists

Seven finalists will receive an award of $10,000 from NYC to test their proposals in the city, and be given the opportunity to partner to deliver solutions to local small businesses.

New York's MTA tests high-tech solutions for subway and buses

New York's MTA tests high-tech solutions for subway and buses

The goal of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Transit Tech Lab accelerator programme is to establish the city as the centre of innovation for mobility and public transit.