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.

Door-to-door transport for travellers across France

Door-to-door transport for travellers across France

Karhoo is partnering with SNCF to deliver the Mon Chauffeur service through an integrated mobility platform that enables train passengers to book first- and last-mile journeys.

Forum aims to accelerate open source tools for smarter cities

Forum aims to accelerate open source tools for smarter cities

The Urban Computing Foundation enables developers to collaborate on software to make improvements in areas such as mobility, energy and road infrastructure in connected cities.

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.

Mastercard and Kisio help passengers book entire trip in one app

Mastercard and Kisio help passengers book entire trip in one app

By embedding payment and security technology into trip planning and ticketing capabilities, transportation providers and cities can move towards mobility-as-a-service solutions.

Phase one of Qatar's first urban rail network opens

Phase one of Qatar's first urban rail network opens

The first stage of the network includes three automated metro lines in the capital of Doha and four tram lines in the city of Lusail.

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.

No ticket to ride: Why the transport industry needs to keep up with the demand for mobile

No ticket to ride: Why the transport industry needs to keep up with the demand for mobile

To meet the demand for ease and continuity in travel, transport operators need to collaborate to offer passengers one virtual ticket, from beginning to end, says Steve Wakeland, Executive Chairman, ITSO.