Smart Cities News

How Providence aims to create "great streets"

How Providence aims to create "great streets"

The Rhode Island city’s initiative reflects community-based ideas for traffic calming and safety improvements for people walking and cycling.

Urgent investor action needed to create sustainable African cities

Urgent investor action needed to create sustainable African cities

African mayors call for private-public investment in infrastructure to enable the critical transformation of cities at C40’s annual event.

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.

C40 announces first 15 "beacons of sustainable design"

C40 announces first 15 "beacons of sustainable design"

Projects from Chicago, Madrid, Milan, Oslo, Paris and Reykjavik have been chosen in the first round of the organisation’s Reinventing Cities competition.

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.

Panasonic and Toyota join forces for smarter towns

Panasonic and Toyota join forces for smarter towns

The two companies aim to combine their strengths in mobility and home appliances and the IoT to deliver the "ideal lifestyle" for each customer.

Niagara's Maid of the Mist goes electric

Niagara's Maid of the Mist goes electric

The first all-electric vessels ever built in the US will be powered by high-capacity battery packs that will be charged using hydropower between trips.

London tops smart and sustainable ranking

London tops smart and sustainable ranking

The UK capital leads IESE Business School’s Cities in Motion Index, ahead of New York and Amsterdam, but the study also highlights some shortcomings.

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.

Lime and Octopus team for a greener London

Lime and Octopus team for a greener London

Lime warehouses, which charge Lime-E electric assist bike batteries, are being powered by clean and renewable energy in the UK capital.