Smart Cities News

Toolkit aims to help civic leaders make an impact

Toolkit aims to help civic leaders make an impact

A new resource focuses on the key stages of developing a smart city and contends that putting citizens and wellbeing central can result in more productive urban spaces.

Dallas smart cities incubator announces first cohort

Dallas smart cities incubator announces first cohort

Innov8te is also establishing Startup City Hall, which will provide senior leaders at the city a dedicated office in which to discuss ideas and solutions with the chosen companies.

BCN-NYC Affordable Housing Challenge winner announced

BCN-NYC Affordable Housing Challenge winner announced

A joint proposal from Columbia National University and Straddle 3 Barcelona has been chosen for the international BCN-NYC Affordable Housing Challenge.

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.

Niagara's Maid of the Mist goes electric

Niagara's Maid of the Mist goes electric

The first all-electric vessels ever built in the US will be powered by high-capacity battery packs that will be charged using hydropower between trips.

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.

London public transport information rolled out in Uber app

London public transport information rolled out in Uber app

Travellers can now plan and see their public transport journey with real-time information and end-to-end directions on one screen.

Continuous connectivity: a foundation for smart cities

Continuous connectivity: a foundation for smart cities

A survey from BAI Communications finds that smart city commuters want to use digital connectivity to work smarter, live better and reduce stress.

Funding smart cities: Where’s the money?

Funding smart cities: Where’s the money?

A report by SmartCitiesWorld found that funding is the biggest challenge to implementing a smart city strategy. So how can cities confront this?

Qualcomm plays matchmaker to cities and smart solutions

Qualcomm plays matchmaker to cities and smart solutions

The technology company wants to build a rich ecosystem of solution providers that use its products to help accelerate smart cities around the world.