Smart Cities News

Greenwich’s smart city benchmarking toolkit for adaptability and resilience

Greenwich’s smart city benchmarking toolkit for adaptability and resilience

Allan Mayo, Smart City Strategist, DG Cities, outlines how DG Cities is using an evidence-based tool to ensure its smart city strategy has resilience and adaptability at the core. Other cities could replicate the methodology.

Deerfield Beach launches city-wide energy efficiency project

Deerfield Beach launches city-wide energy efficiency project

The Florida city will work with Siemens on a 17-year infrastructure improvement project which will also increase the use of alternative energy sources.

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.

Arcadis launches smart city start-up programme

Arcadis launches smart city start-up programme

The programme, powered by US seed accelerator Techstars, targets start-ups with innovative solutions that will help shape the cities of the future.

Europe seeks to harmonise smart grid security requirements

Europe seeks to harmonise smart grid security requirements

Baseline cyber-security requirements for smart meters and data concentrators have been announced which aim to raise standards across the industry.

PGE rolls out smart grid testbed in Oregon

PGE rolls out smart grid testbed in Oregon

Portland General Electric is building a roadmap to a “virtual power plant” that is powered by customer devices and behaviours rather than traditional generation.

Rockefeller Foundation launches new Climate and Resilience initiative

Rockefeller Foundation launches new Climate and Resilience initiative

The organisation is committing an initial $8 million to continue supporting the work of chief resilience officers and member cities within the 100 Resilient Cities Network.

Toronto releases first ever resilience strategy

Toronto releases first ever resilience strategy

The city’s Resilience Office engaged with more than 8,000 Torontonians and 75 partner organisations to develop the resilience strategy.

Miami launches a model for urban resilience

Miami launches a model for urban resilience

Miami-Dade County, City of Miami and City of Miami Beach have launched the Resilient305 Strategy to help prepare for and protect the region from future shocks and stresses.

Threat factors drive up cities' resilience spending

Threat factors drive up cities' resilience spending

City governments around the world are becoming more aware of making sure their cities can withstand or recover quickly from unpredictable events and disasters.