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Sidewalk Labs publishes 1,500-page Toronto smart city plan: More questions than answers?

Sidewalk Labs publishes 1,500-page Toronto smart city plan: More questions than answers?

Sidewalk Labs has put forward a detailed 1,500-page plan, but Waterfront Toronto has raised concerns in a number of areas.

Half public sector say they do “nowhere near enough” to involve citizens

Half public sector say they do “nowhere near enough” to involve citizens

There’s a consensus that it becomes more important to engage citizens as more technology is added in cities – so why isn’t it happening?

MaaS: Are cities going to miss the bus?

MaaS: Are cities going to miss the bus?

At a recent roundtable event, city leaders cut through the MaaS hype.

Building what's next: Construction innovation could crack 'wicked' city problems

Building what's next: Construction innovation could crack 'wicked' city problems

Jon Glasco rounds up the latest innovation from the BBConstrumat show and its potential impact on smart city goals.

Revolutionising procurement processes is key to better citizen outcomes

Revolutionising procurement processes is key to better citizen outcomes

Sarah Wray talks to David Ogden, Business Director, Amey, about the next phase for citizen engagement.

How citizen-centric are you?

How citizen-centric are you?

SmartCitiesWorld is running a research survey to understand what cities need in order to better engage citizens in city development and smart city initiatives.

Portland pilots Sidewalk Labs’ mobile location data software

Portland pilots Sidewalk Labs’ mobile location data software

The tool uses location data to model how people travel in cities.

Smart cities: Listening to the 'silent’ majority

Smart cities: Listening to the 'silent’ majority

How can cities understand more about all of their citizens – not just the vocal minority?

5G’s importance for smart cities has been underplayed

5G’s importance for smart cities has been underplayed

Everyone talks about 5G hype but Kevin Hasley RootMetrics & IHS Markit argues that the importance of 5G to connected communities and smart city success has been underplayed.

Cities want 5G to work – but terms and conditions apply

Cities want 5G to work – but terms and conditions apply

Martin Brynskov, Chairman, Open & Agile Smart Cities, says smart cities offer a huge market for telcos but notes that “terms and conditions apply".