Smart Cities News

Smart urban food systems: What will the future taste like?

Smart urban food systems: What will the future taste like?

Cities could lead the charge in the sustainable food revolution.

Planning consultation citizen engagement tool wins future housing pitch contest

Planning consultation citizen engagement tool wins future housing pitch contest

The Future Fox won a start-up pitch contest focused around housing solutions at Connected Places Catapult’s CityX event yesterday in London.

Foundation pledges $1 million for ideas that help to use data for civic engagement

Foundation pledges $1 million for ideas that help to use data for civic engagement

The Knight Foundation wants to spark civic dialogue and enable citizens to hold governments and other institutions accountable.

Less than a third of Brits trust local authorities to use personal data ethically

Less than a third of Brits trust local authorities to use personal data ethically

Banks are more trusted to use personal data ethically than local authorities. Further, just seven per cent would trust public transport providers.

Madeira pilots biometric ID system

Madeira pilots biometric ID system

The island is piloting a single-touch biometric identity system that will enable citizens to carry out a number of transactions with the government.

Dortmund to co-manage new smart city data hub with energy utility

Dortmund to co-manage new smart city data hub with energy utility

DOdata will use data to create smart city solutions for Dortmund.

Removing the roadblocks to smart city ROI

Removing the roadblocks to smart city ROI

Overarching strategies, funding approaches and business models all need to be adjusted if cities are to see a genuine return on their investment in smart city tech, says Itai Dadon, global head of smart cities at Itron.

$7.5 billion Bleutech Park high-tech ‘mini-city’ secures Las Vegas land

$7.5 billion Bleutech Park high-tech ‘mini-city’ secures Las Vegas land

The project is set to showcase renewable energy, autonomous vehicles, AI, augmented reality, robotics, ’super-trees’ and self-healing concrete structures.

Paradox Engineering backs blockchain for smart city security and data monetisation

Paradox Engineering backs blockchain for smart city security and data monetisation

Blockchain could help cities move towards monetising device-related data from streetlights, car parks, waste bins and more.

China launches blockchain-based smart city ID system for interoperability

China launches blockchain-based smart city ID system for interoperability

The initiative aims to support interconnectivity and data-sharing between systems and cities.