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.

Blockchain grand challenge enters smart cities phase

Blockchain grand challenge enters smart cities phase

The organisers have announced Citopia, which will use tokenised incentives to improve human behaviour and make cities greener, smarter and safer.

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.

Forum aims to accelerate open source tools for smarter cities

Forum aims to accelerate open source tools for smarter cities

The Urban Computing Foundation enables developers to collaborate on software to make improvements in areas such as mobility, energy and road infrastructure in connected cities.

JV aims to help cities develop local energy infrastructure solutions

JV aims to help cities develop local energy infrastructure solutions

The Compass Energy Platform will use a public-private partnership financing model to help cities and utilities build the energy systems of the future.

Canada announces its Smart Cities Challenge winners

Canada announces its Smart Cities Challenge winners

Four cities have been chosen from 20 finalists, which spent the last year working with residents and partners to turn their smart ideas into practical plans.

Glasgow bids to become UK's first net zero city

Glasgow bids to become UK's first net zero city

The city council and ScottishPower say they will work together towards achieving net zero carbon emissions ahead of Scotland’s 2045 nationwide target.

Former Kansas City CIO launches smart city consultancy

Former Kansas City CIO launches smart city consultancy

B2 Civic Solutions claims to have developed a replicable model for identifying, planning and resourcing smart solutions for communities of all sizes.

Ashden shortlists six “transformative” sustainable energy companies

Ashden shortlists six “transformative” sustainable energy companies

Six UK-based organisations have been shortlisted for this year’s 2019 Ashden Awards, which recognise excellence in the sustainable energy sector.

Smart city research initiative aims to develop results-driven playbook

Smart city research initiative aims to develop results-driven playbook

ESI ThoughtLab will define the cost benefits of smart city investments and provide city and business leaders with an evidence-based guide.