Smart Cities News

UK government tells councils not to block 5G over health scares

UK government tells councils not to block 5G over health scares

As more councils move to block 5G over citizen health campaigns, the UK government is taking a stand.

Multi-channel citizen engagement and XaaS: Gartner pinpoints next govtech trends

Multi-channel citizen engagement and XaaS: Gartner pinpoints next govtech trends

The analyst house urges government CIOs to include these trends in their strategic planning over the next 12 to 18 months.

Google’s tool to help cities measure emissions expands to Europe

Google’s tool to help cities measure emissions expands to Europe

The first European cities to gain access are Dublin, Birmingham and Manchester, with Wolverhampton and Coventry to follow soon.

Gothenburg and Málaga win smart tourism award

Gothenburg and Málaga win smart tourism award

As well as applauding their achievements in areas such as accessibility, sustainability and digitalisation, the jury was impressed with the cities’ capacity to act as role models for others.

Pioneering cities demonstrate fundamentals for PPP success

Pioneering cities demonstrate fundamentals for PPP success

Shobhit Jain, Director of Product Innovation at HERE Technologies, shares his insights on how to succeed with public-private partnerships.

AI used to provide ‘true’ risk intelligence for infrastructure projects

AI used to provide ‘true’ risk intelligence for infrastructure projects

InEight’s new module brings together historical project data and human expertise, enabling city planners and project teams to produce more accurate and risk-adjusted schedules.

Work begins on Hanoi's $4.2 billion smart city

Work begins on Hanoi's $4.2 billion smart city

Japanese finance firm Sumitomo and the conglomerate BRG Group have formed a joint venture for the development in the Dong Anh district.

Cities commit to ‘clean construction’ to cut building emissions by up to 44 per cent

Cities commit to ‘clean construction’ to cut building emissions by up to 44 per cent

Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm have pledged to reduce emissions from construction as new research is released.

Why 5G will help us build smart communities as well as smart cities

Why 5G will help us build smart communities as well as smart cities

Brian Jackson, Head of Surveillance Solutions, BT Enterprise, says being ’smart’ is about connecting communities with the technology to address problems that most people assume can never be solved.

Sierra Leone signs charter city development deal

Sierra Leone signs charter city development deal

The project will integrate efficient infrastructure with transparent and effective governance, supported by the “intelligent application” of smart technology.