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Digital twins could form the "end game" for optimum smart city design

Digital twins could form the "end game" for optimum smart city design

Research finds that urban digital twinning and city modelling technology is having a transformative effect on how cities are designed, monitored, and managed.

London ranked top city for Generation Z

London ranked top city for Generation Z

The UK capital stood out from other cities in areas such as social entrepreneurship, co-working spaces, education, artificial intelligence and concerts.

Tokyo holds position as safest city in the world

Tokyo holds position as safest city in the world

The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Safe Cities Index 2019 ranks 60 cities across 57 indicators covering digital, health, infrastructure and personal security.

Singapore launches first on-demand public trial of autonomous shuttles

Singapore launches first on-demand public trial of autonomous shuttles

The service will run along a 5.7km route to selected destinations on Sentosa and will provide important insight about how the shuttles will interact with other road users.

NLC encourages US cities to explore congestion charging

NLC encourages US cities to explore congestion charging

National League of Cities wants to show local leaders how such charging systems could sustainably improve conditions on and around America’s roads.

AI, cities and climate change

AI, cities and climate change

Ben Hawes explores how artificial intelligence could help cities tackle the climate crisis.

Helsinki top for work-life balance

Helsinki top for work-life balance

A study has compared data on livability, work intensity, institutional support and legislation to rank cities based on their success in promoting work-life balance to citizens.

Austin airport moves into public testing of driverless shuttle

Austin airport moves into public testing of driverless shuttle

The Texas airport will use the Easy Mile EZ10 driverless shuttle to move passengers around from one terminal to the ground transportation area and will investigate other route options.

ITS World Congress 2019

ITS World Congress 2019

The 26th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) will be happening from 21 to 25 October 2019 at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre.

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.
Innovative partnership powers Atlanta’s future

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Innovative partnership powers Atlanta’s future

A pioneering initiative between Georgia Power, the City of Atlanta and a cohort of partners is showing what’s next in smart cities and demonstrating the power of public-private partnerships.