Smart Cities News

Who’s going to clear the air on 5G?

Who’s going to clear the air on 5G?

There’s no shortage of hope and hype about the benefits 5G is going to bring but something else is gaining traction too: dissent. Who is going to step up and provide a coherent response?

Digital twins could form the "end game" for optimum smart city design

Digital twins could form the "end game" for optimum smart city design

Research finds that urban digital twinning and city modelling technology is having a transformative effect on how cities are designed, monitored, and managed.

Rockefeller Foundation awards $3.7m to boost opportunity zones initiative

Rockefeller Foundation awards $3.7m to boost opportunity zones initiative

Initiative aims to help cities build a pipeline of projects and small business investments that move beyond the early stages of planning and attract private investment in economically distressed areas.

Sydney's City Plan 2036 open for viewing

Sydney's City Plan 2036 open for viewing

To enhance its reputation and global status, the Australian city wants to accommodate 200,000 new jobs and 56,000 new homes by the plan’s target year.

Glasgow unveils high-tech tower blocks

Glasgow unveils high-tech tower blocks

A public-private project has equipped the 20-storey building in the Scottish city with IoT technology, free fibre-optic broadband and will provide digital inclusion classes.

Smart City Expo Atlanta announces top speakers

Smart City Expo Atlanta announces top speakers

The Expo aims to redefine what it means to be a smart city and will convene mayors, CEOs, CIOs and innovators to discuss issues and share knowledge.

London ranked top city for Generation Z

London ranked top city for Generation Z

The UK capital stood out from other cities in areas such as social entrepreneurship, co-working spaces, education, artificial intelligence and concerts.

Facebook expands local alert tool within the US

Facebook expands local alert tool within the US

The tool has been designed to help local authorities to communicate urgent, need-to-know information when it directly affects people in their communities.

Eco-neighbourhood aims to reshape urban living

Eco-neighbourhood aims to reshape urban living

The development in Issy-les-Moulineaux near Paris will re-establish nature in the city and seeks to provide inhabitants with a connected, environmentally responsible lifestyle.

What can theme parks teach us about smart cities?

What can theme parks teach us about smart cities?

At first glance, theme parks and smart cities may seem very different but behind the scenes, there could be a lot to learn about visitor experience and design, says Bill Coan, ITEC Entertainment.
Innovative partnership powers Atlanta’s future

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Innovative partnership powers Atlanta’s future

A pioneering initiative between Georgia Power, the City of Atlanta and a cohort of partners is showing what’s next in smart cities and demonstrating the power of public-private partnerships.