Smart Cities News

Which cities make the environmental action A-list for 2020?

Which cities make the environmental action A-list for 2020?

CDP has named 88 global cities that are working to become resilient, healthy, and prosperous places to live and work while cutting emissions and rapidly building resilience against the climate crisis.

Waiheke Island rolls out Auckland's first electric bus fleet

Waiheke Island rolls out Auckland's first electric bus fleet

As part of the Low Emissions Roadmap, Auckland Transport plans to only procure low emission buses from 2025 and have a full low emission fleet by 2040.

Spark switches on 5G in Auckland and demonstrates smart city applications

Spark switches on 5G in Auckland and demonstrates smart city applications

It has partnered with Auckland Transport to install an IoT-enabled infrastructure in the Wynyard Quarter to demonstrate connected lighting, smart parking, smart benches and smart bins.

Singapore tops smart city ranking for second year running

Singapore tops smart city ranking for second year running

The 2020 Smart City Index measures citizens’ perceptions of the impact that technology has on their lives, surveying them on areas such as governance, health and safety, mobility and opportunities.

Christchurch and Auckland prepare to roll-out electric bus fleets

Christchurch and Auckland prepare to roll-out electric bus fleets

Electrification of the country’s transport sector will further drive New Zealand’s decarbonisation efforts and support its aims to have a full zero emission bus fleet by 2040.

Smart city ranking focuses on citizens’ perceptions

Smart city ranking focuses on citizens’ perceptions

A new ranking focuses on how citizens perceive the priorities and effectiveness of smart city initiatives.

Asia-Pacific smart city project winners named

Asia-Pacific smart city project winners named

IDC notes a “surge” in cutting-edge future city projects being deployed across first-tier cities in developed economies across the 12 functional e-service categories.

Australian cities declare climate emergency

Australian cities declare climate emergency

Hobart and Sydney become the latest cities to pass such a declaration and are calling on the federal government to take rapid action.

Mott Macdonald and Microsoft partner for smart infrastructure

Mott Macdonald and Microsoft partner for smart infrastructure

The two companies will create a cloud-based platform that will help cities and governments more effectively manage their assets and deliver more sustainable public services