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.

Canada announces its Smart Cities Challenge winners

Canada announces its Smart Cities Challenge winners

Four cities have been chosen from 20 finalists, which spent the last year working with residents and partners to turn their smart ideas into practical plans.

Former Kansas City CIO launches smart city consultancy

Former Kansas City CIO launches smart city consultancy

B2 Civic Solutions claims to have developed a replicable model for identifying, planning and resourcing smart solutions for communities of all sizes.

Smart city research initiative aims to develop results-driven playbook

Smart city research initiative aims to develop results-driven playbook

ESI ThoughtLab will define the cost benefits of smart city investments and provide city and business leaders with an evidence-based guide.

US Ignite launches smart city accelerator

US Ignite launches smart city accelerator

Benefits for participants include access to an eight-week training course, an opportunity to connect with Amazon mentors as well as up to 10,000 in AWS credits.

Facebook opens data for research into social media’s impact on elections

Facebook opens data for research into social media’s impact on elections

Facebook is opening its data to selected researchers to try and better understand social media’s impact on democracy.

University initiative aims to help cities make data-driven change

University initiative aims to help cities make data-driven change

John Hopkins University in Baltimore is launching the Centres for Civic Impact which will help public organisations to use data and research to improve public life.

Vaughan becomes Canada's first Smart Gigabit Community

Vaughan becomes Canada's first Smart Gigabit Community

City is also home to the country’s first smart hospital, which makes it "a great complement to other communities in the programme" says US Ignite.

City Lights: Khal Asfour, Mayor, City of Canterbury Bankstown, New South Wales

City Lights: Khal Asfour, Mayor, City of Canterbury Bankstown, New South Wales

Khal Asfour, Mayor for the City of Canterbury-Bankstown, talks to SmartCitiesWorld about the importance of consulting the community at the start of a smart city journey.

Sidewalk Labs floats signage to demystify smart city tech

Sidewalk Labs floats signage to demystify smart city tech

Sidewalk Labs has shared prototypes for a new ‘visual language’ to provide more transparency about smart cities and the technology being used.