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.

Philadelphia pilots connected lighting to modernise city services

Philadelphia pilots connected lighting to modernise city services

The city is deploying a suite of applications including smart lighting, air quality monitors and people traffic counters utilising Cimcon’s NearSky platform.

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.

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.

Brits demand smart city anti-terror measures

Brits demand smart city anti-terror measures

Two-thirds of Britons want the government to invest in smart technology that will help to improve the safety and security of where they live, says a new study.

Smart city traffic tech revenue set to more than double

Smart city traffic tech revenue set to more than double

Research by Juniper finds that revenues will reach $4.4bn by 2023 and the leading traffic technology cities are Barcelona and San Francisco.

City councils and operators lock legal horns over 5G infrastructure

City councils and operators lock legal horns over 5G infrastructure

A growing number of disputes about the installation of 5G equipment risk delaying 5G’s roll-out in the UK, a new report has claimed.

City of Gold Coast launches Australia's largest LoRaWAN

City of Gold Coast launches Australia's largest LoRaWAN

The network can support more than 600,000 sensors and real-time management tools and is being made available for commercial deployment of IoT applications.

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".

London signs up to international smart city coalition

London signs up to international smart city coalition

The Greater London Authority has joined Open & Agile Smart Cities, the international network that supports cities and communities in their digital transformation.