Smart Cities News

Zillow launches affordable housing search tool for Seattle

Zillow launches affordable housing search tool for Seattle

The tool aims to reduce the time it takes to manually look for available homes that are affordable and accessible.

US DHS kicks off workstream for sensor tech to combat wildfires

US DHS kicks off workstream for sensor tech to combat wildfires

Four companies have been selected to develop and hopefully commercialise their technology to tackle this growing challenge.

Businesses could challenge Portland’s proposed facial recognition ban

Businesses could challenge Portland’s proposed facial recognition ban

Portland recently held a working session with business representatives and civil rights groups to discuss the proposals.

Planet Smart City’s ‘operating system’ vision for affordable housing

Planet Smart City’s ‘operating system’ vision for affordable housing

Planet Smart City is making waves, with big investment and large-scale housing developments. SmartCitiesWorld finds out more.

London works with start-ups to counter online extremism

London works with start-ups to counter online extremism

More than 125 entrants were whittled down to the eight finalists in the second round of mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s Civic Innovation Challenge.

Chief resilience officers announce the Global Resilient Cities Network

Chief resilience officers announce the Global Resilient Cities Network

It is comprised of member cities and experts from the former 100 Resilient Cities programme and supports a community of resilience practitioners in 98 cities and 40 countries.

5 ways to get more from your existing water and wastewater assets now

5 ways to get more from your existing water and wastewater assets now

AVEVA’s W. Jarrett Campbell outlines asset performance solutions utilities can implement today to enable proactive and predictive maintenance which reduces costs and disruption.

Dubai advances towards blockchain vision with 24 use cases

Dubai advances towards blockchain vision with 24 use cases

Government and private sector companies are implementing 24 blockchain use cases across eight industry sectors including health, transportation and education.

Data ownership could unleash truly smart cities

Data ownership could unleash truly smart cities

A simple way to control personal data could foster greater trust around smart city initiatives and open up a discussion around what citizens really find valuable – an extension of participatory budgeting, you could say, giving people a say in how they ‘spend’ their data.

LoRaWAN security warning for smart cities

LoRaWAN security warning for smart cities

New research warns that in extreme cases, a compromised network could mask physical attacks against infrastructure or cause industrial equipment containing volatile substances to break, combust or even explode.