Smart Cities News

London’s ultra-low emission zone cuts air pollution by a third in first six months

London’s ultra-low emission zone cuts air pollution by a third in first six months

13,500 fewer polluting cars are being driven into central London since the ULEZ was implemented.

Accelerator addresses NYC's public transit challenges

Accelerator addresses NYC's public transit challenges

Start-ups and entrepreneurs with products that improve accessibility, enhance traffic coordination, or create new sources of revenue are invited to submit applications.

G20 Alliance launches to advance ethical smart cities and address standards fragmentation

G20 Alliance launches to advance ethical smart cities and address standards fragmentation

The Alliance says it is committed to “not being just another body”. It aims to stand out through a global focus, practical approach and by streamlining standards fragmentation.

Hull to deploy purpose-built operating system to become a ‘programmable' city

Hull to deploy purpose-built operating system to become a ‘programmable' city

The initiative is hailed as the first of its type in the UK. Hull’s Council sees potential benefits in traffic management, healthcare and more.

Gothenburg and Málaga win smart tourism award

Gothenburg and Málaga win smart tourism award

As well as applauding their achievements in areas such as accessibility, sustainability and digitalisation, the jury was impressed with the cities’ capacity to act as role models for others.

Pioneering cities demonstrate fundamentals for PPP success

Pioneering cities demonstrate fundamentals for PPP success

Shobhit Jain, Director of Product Innovation at HERE Technologies, shares his insights on how to succeed with public-private partnerships.

Mayors back a Global Green New Deal

Mayors back a Global Green New Deal

Mayors from around the world are committing to help transfer global resources away from fossil fuels "into action" that averts the climate emergency.

Verizon and NEC use existing fibre cables to collect traffic and road data

Verizon and NEC use existing fibre cables to collect traffic and road data

Cities may be able to avoid ripping up roads to install new technology and use what’s already there. The approach could have applications in public safety, infrastructure-monitoring and more.

City of Kitchener develops data-driven cycling master plan

City of Kitchener develops data-driven cycling master plan

With the population of the Canadian city expected to increase dramatically over the next three years, planners are working with Cimcon on data-driven infrastructure strategies.

Jorudan and Masabi partner to bring mobile ticketing to Oita city

Jorudan and Masabi partner to bring mobile ticketing to Oita city

Jorudan has integrated the Justride mobile ticketing SDK into its transit apps so that once an operator signs up to the service, tickets can be made available in the applications.