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Smart City Expo transformed into an online event for 2020

Smart City Expo transformed into an online event for 2020

The digital event will consist of a broadcast television show on day one, with day two’s programme featuring workshops, sessions, and side events.

Cities coalition seeks to safeguard privacy and human rights in the Covid-19 era

Cities coalition seeks to safeguard privacy and human rights in the Covid-19 era

The Cities Coalition for Digital Rights has issued recommendations for the responsible use of digital technologies such as contact-tracing and surveillance tools in response to the pandemic.

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.

Stockholm deploys intelligent streetlight management system

Stockholm deploys intelligent streetlight management system

The Swedish city’s traffic department will utilise Itron’s Streetlight.Vision smart city management platform to manage streetlights, improve energy efficiency and optimise performance.

Barcelona rallies to mitigate economic impact of MWC cancellation

Barcelona rallies to mitigate economic impact of MWC cancellation

MWC was cancelled for the first time in its 33-year history last week when organiser GSMA said it had become “impossible” for the show to go ahead in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic.

Data ownership could unleash truly smart cities

Data ownership could unleash truly smart cities

A simple way to control personal data could foster greater trust around smart city initiatives and open up a discussion around what citizens really find valuable – an extension of participatory budgeting, giving people a say in how they ‘spend’ their data.

Less is more: Why smart technology is thriving in the suburbs

Less is more: Why smart technology is thriving in the suburbs

Fast-growing neighbourhoods are the perfect testing ground for the latest connected technologies. Toby Olshanetsky, co-founder and CEO of prooV, highlights a "quiet" technological revolution.

Rotterdam strikes climate deals with 100 companies to halve CO2 emissions by 2030

Rotterdam strikes climate deals with 100 companies to halve CO2 emissions by 2030

Rotterdam’s Climate Agreement includes plans for large-scale solutions such as offshore windmills, a hydrogen network and insulation of social housing, as well as smaller-scale initiatives such as car-sharing and cycling classes for children.

‘This is not a drill’: Barcelona and Boston are latest cities to declare climate emergency

‘This is not a drill’: Barcelona and Boston are latest cities to declare climate emergency

Barcelona’s mayor is calling for a “paradigm shift” towards “a truly green economy", while Boston says the climate crisis represents a public health emergency.

GrowSmarter cities publish recommendations for policymakers

GrowSmarter cities publish recommendations for policymakers

Barcelona, Cologne and Stockholm, the three Lighthouse cities in the EC-funded project, highlight the importance of early citizen engagement and the value of demonstrator projects.