Smart Cities News

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.

New York City considers banning the sale of mobile location data

New York City considers banning the sale of mobile location data

With a lack of federal law to specifically protect consumers, a local bill proposes banning the practice of selling mobile users’ location data.

Smart cities spending to reach $189 billion in 2023

Smart cities spending to reach $189 billion in 2023

The latest IDC smart cities spending guide highlights priority areas as resilient energy and infrastructure projects followed by data-driven public safety and intelligent transportation.

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.

Smart city start-ups transform Brooklyn into a living lab

Smart city start-ups transform Brooklyn into a living lab

Technology developed by three start-ups in the Circular City programme have provided new insight and solutions to address congestion and safety issues in the booming neighbourhood