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.

Brazil unveils its newest smart city that puts people first

Brazil unveils its newest smart city that puts people first

Smart City Natal is a 170-hectare development from smart affordable housing company, Planet Smart City, and integrates architectural, digital, environmental and social innovation.

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.

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.

San Francisco says no to cashless society

San Francisco says no to cashless society

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors has passed an ordinance banning shops from preventing customers paying in cash, reflecting a broader push to retain cash payment options.

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.

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.

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.