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In the heart of the [smart] city, home is where the heart is

In the heart of the [smart] city, home is where the heart is

A home should not be a bubble in the smart city, but part of the connected fabric for better living and quality of life, says Phil Brunkard, Republic of Things.

New sensor could help buildings re-open faster after earthquakes

New sensor could help buildings re-open faster after earthquakes

Following two back-to-back earthquakes in southern California, a new tool could see critical buildings re-open faster while Los Angeles has launched new initiatives to help citizens prepare.

More cities declare climate emergencies: Will it spur real change?

More cities declare climate emergencies: Will it spur real change?

Experts praise cities for highlighting the scale of the climate crisis but urge them to follow up with concrete actions.

Smart Dubai launches data collaboration challenge

Smart Dubai launches data collaboration challenge

The emirate will recognise entities that have made the most contributions to the Dubai Pulse platform with criteria including data compliance and support for a data-driven culture.

Mayors stand together against paying ransoms to hackers

Mayors stand together against paying ransoms to hackers

As research finds ransomware attacks against governments on the rise, the US Conference of Mayors has passed a resolution calling on cities not to pay assailants after cyber-attacks.

UK's climate change credibility rests on action, now

UK's climate change credibility rests on action, now

The Committee on Climate Change’s new progress report reveals that the UK Government has delivered just one of 25 critical policies to lower emissions in the past year.

Asia-Pacific smart city project winners named

Asia-Pacific smart city project winners named

IDC notes a “surge” in cutting-edge future city projects being deployed across first-tier cities in developed economies across the 12 functional e-service categories.

A third of citizens unaware of digital government services

A third of citizens unaware of digital government services

More than half of citizens in a multi-country survey said trust in government would increase if they better communicated how e-gov services could improve their lives.

Mobility study shows extent of technology's impact on transportation

Mobility study shows extent of technology's impact on transportation

The study covers 37 cities across 15 countries and looks at social-demographic changes including work patterns, use of digital technologies and regional development.

To co-create better cities, meet people where they are

To co-create better cities, meet people where they are

Simply asking people what they want through consultations, surveys and focus groups isn’t enough – cities have to reach a much broader range of people and move towards true ‘co-creation’.