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.

Brazil unveils its newest smart city that puts people first

Brazil unveils its newest smart city that puts people first

Smart City Natal is a 170-hectare development from smart affordable housing company, Planet Smart City, and integrates architectural, digital, environmental and social innovation.

Dublin pilots kerbside management tool

Dublin pilots kerbside management tool

The city council has been working with Grid Smarter Cities to better understand and analyse potential uses cases and support last-mile delivery.

Focus on safety and security when building your city’s autonomous vehicle strategy

Focus on safety and security when building your city’s autonomous vehicle strategy

Thom Rickert, Trident Public Risk Solutions, outlines an approach to developing an autonomous vehicles strategy.

Is greater regulation required for bike-sharing?

Is greater regulation required for bike-sharing?

A report from IESE Business School examined the economic performance of bike-sharing initiatives across 13 cities in Europe as well as emerging potential challenges.

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.

Mapillary launches street-level image and map data marketplace

Mapillary launches street-level image and map data marketplace

Mapmakers and others can post requests on the marketplace, which aims to respond to the increased pressure for up-to-date map data.

Door-to-door transport for travellers across France

Door-to-door transport for travellers across France

Karhoo is partnering with SNCF to deliver the Mon Chauffeur service through an integrated mobility platform that enables train passengers to book first- and last-mile journeys.

New York considers fines for staring at your phone while crossing the road

New York considers fines for staring at your phone while crossing the road

A lawmaker in the New York State Senate has proposed legislation to prohibit pedestrians from using portable electronic devices while crossing a roadway, except in emergencies.