Smart Cities News

In the heart of the [smart] city, home is where the heart is

In the heart of the [smart] city, home is where the heart is

A home should not be a bubble in the smart city, but part of the connected fabric for better living and quality of life, says Phil Brunkard, Republic of Things.

Smart Dubai launches data collaboration challenge

Smart Dubai launches data collaboration challenge

The emirate will recognise entities that have made the most contributions to the Dubai Pulse platform with criteria including data compliance and support for a data-driven culture.

Mayors stand together against paying ransoms to hackers

Mayors stand together against paying ransoms to hackers

As research finds ransomware attacks against governments on the rise, the US Conference of Mayors has passed a resolution calling on cities not to pay assailants after cyber-attacks.

Asia-Pacific smart city project winners named

Asia-Pacific smart city project winners named

IDC notes a “surge” in cutting-edge future city projects being deployed across first-tier cities in developed economies across the 12 functional e-service categories.

A third of citizens unaware of digital government services

A third of citizens unaware of digital government services

More than half of citizens in a multi-country survey said trust in government would increase if they better communicated how e-gov services could improve their lives.

Vietnamese Government implements “e-Cabinet” system

Vietnamese Government implements “e-Cabinet” system

The custom-built solutions aims to reduce meeting times by 30 per cent and remove the use of paper by the end of the year, except for confidential documents.

Commissioner calls for new privacy laws to address smart city risks

Commissioner calls for new privacy laws to address smart city risks

Brian Beamish says Ontario’s privacy laws have not kept pace with digital technologies and practices such as sensors, big data analytics and AI.

30 Toronto leaders urge support for Sidewalk Labs’ smart city plan

30 Toronto leaders urge support for Sidewalk Labs’ smart city plan

A group of Toronto leaders have co-signed a letter urging citizens and officials to give Sidewalk Labs’ controversial smart city proposal a chance.

Why smart cities need smart buildings

Why smart cities need smart buildings

As the two ecosystems evolve, they will have ample opportunity to feed off each other, says Thomas Seiler, CEO at u-blox.

Cities face up to facial recognition ethics

Cities face up to facial recognition ethics

More cities move to limit the use of facial recognition technology as leaders grapple with security threats, ethics and public perceptions.