Smart Cities News

Getting from A to B and the conferences of the future

Getting from A to B and the conferences of the future

The pandemic is changing where we go and how we get there and while none of us will mourn congestion, there’s much to miss when it comes to travelling to live events.

Smart waste report sets out how to realise the circular economy

Smart waste report sets out how to realise the circular economy

Rubicon’s report, Toward a Future Without Waste, presents a roadmap for cities and governments on how to implement technology-based solutions to build a more sustainable future.

From wargames to insurance: Cities urged to revisit resilience strategies amid ransomware “new reality”

From wargames to insurance: Cities urged to revisit resilience strategies amid ransomware “new reality”

A new report from Deloitte addresses whether to pay ransom, cyber-insurance, skills and more.

Georgia lab takes autonomous vehicle infrastructure testing to the streets

Georgia lab takes autonomous vehicle infrastructure testing to the streets

The initiative aims to solve challenges to help connected and autonomous vehicles talk to traffic signals.

Cities going big on surveillance tech

Cities going big on surveillance tech

The global market for smart city surveillance equipment was worth €6.5 billion in 2018 and is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 24.5 per cent to reach €19.5 billion by 2023.

Lawsuit launched over San Diego’s streetlight data

Lawsuit launched over San Diego’s streetlight data

San Diego’s smart streetlight programme has generated some concerns and criticism but the city insists that privacy is paramount.

New Orleans declares state of emergency amid cyber attack

New Orleans declares state of emergency amid cyber attack

The latest incident follows a new report which finds that the US was hit by an “unprecedented and unrelenting barrage” of ransomware attacks in 2019.

Roswell deploys dark fibre to support new applications and real-time requirements

Roswell deploys dark fibre to support new applications and real-time requirements

Infrastructure provider FiberLight enabled a dark fibre network ring for Roswell, with 400GB of capacity to the Ascent data centre for increased security, scalability and redundancy.

Santa Fe awards four-year smart waste contract

Santa Fe awards four-year smart waste contract

Waste reduction and recycling are key elements of the New Mexico city’s commitment to sustainability and carbon neutrality by 2040.

Smart cities must be accessible by design

Smart cities must be accessible by design

While technology can help improve life in cities for people with disabilities, there’s a risk that without adequate oversight and appropriate input, it could widen inequality. Three city leaders share their ideas!