Smart Cities News

105 cities make CDP’s climate action ‘A List’

105 cities make CDP’s climate action ‘A List’

Analysis suggested that, on average, cities on the A List are taking over three times as many climate actions as non-A List cities.

Community challenge grant programme to fund "quick action" projects launches

Community challenge grant programme to fund "quick action" projects launches

Now in its fourth year, AARP’s 2020 Community Challenge invites local governments to apply for grants to help create more liveable communities.

San Antonio forms 'R&D League' for data-driven decisions

San Antonio forms 'R&D League' for data-driven decisions

The collaborative research and development programme aims to help the city work in a more agile way and make data-driven decisions.

Data ownership could unleash truly smart cities

Data ownership could unleash truly smart cities

A simple way to control personal data could foster greater trust around smart city initiatives and open up a discussion around what citizens really find valuable – an extension of participatory budgeting, you could say, giving people a say in how they ‘spend’ their data.

VIDEO: In Brainport Smart District, residents will own their data

VIDEO: In Brainport Smart District, residents will own their data

Cathalijne Dortmans, Deputy Mayor, City of Helmond, said: “Brainport Smart District is a living lab of technological innovation. It’s also a district for social innovation."

TM Forum adapts telco process framework for smart cities

TM Forum adapts telco process framework for smart cities

TM Forum’s Business Process Framework has been adapted to fit the unique features of cities by including sections on citizen engagement, communities and a broader range of stakeholders.

Helsinki to lay out rules of engagement in new data strategy

Helsinki to lay out rules of engagement in new data strategy

Helsinki’s data strategy aims to define the city’s key informational content, permanent data resources, organisation methods and required resources.

City of New York advertises for first chief algorithm officer

City of New York advertises for first chief algorithm officer

While similar roles are becoming more common in the private sector, the hire could be a city first.

London plots next data-driven steps as Datastore turns 10

London plots next data-driven steps as Datastore turns 10

A new report examines how the city’s data collection and sharing should evolve and build on the success of the City Hall’s free and open data-sharing platform.

Seoul's smart city platform based on 'citizens as mayors' philosophy

Seoul's smart city platform based on 'citizens as mayors' philosophy

The city is showcasing its platform and e-government initiatives at CES 2020. These tools aim to provide citizens with the same real-time access to information as the mayor.