Smart Cities News

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.

AcceliCITY Resilience Challenge finalists announced

AcceliCITY Resilience Challenge finalists announced

The 11 start-ups chosen are committed to tackling common urban challenges in areas such as air quality, carbon emissions, digital inclusion and congestion.

Electric buses arrive in Bergen for deployment later this year

Electric buses arrive in Bergen for deployment later this year

Multi-modal operator Keolis claims the shift from diesel to electric vehicles will reduce CO2 emissions by approximately 85 per cent over the duration of the nine-and-a-half year contract.

UK re-opens upgraded Living Lab for smart home innovation trials

UK re-opens upgraded Living Lab for smart home innovation trials

The relaunched lab will be used to integrate and test services and business models with mainstream smart heating controls, smart meters, IoT devices, and electric vehicle chargers.

Mastercard and HSBC collaborate on green financing

Mastercard and HSBC collaborate on green financing

Through the City Possible network, the two parties will focus on greater interaction between business clients and government entities to drive innovation and spur demand for green financing.

EIT InnoEnergy chooses Boston as its US launchpad

EIT InnoEnergy chooses Boston as its US launchpad

The new office will help entrepreneurs develop their innovations and reduce time to market by providing direct access to more than 500 industrial partners in its ecosystem.

Dundee digitises data to speed up its climate action plans

Dundee digitises data to speed up its climate action plans

The Scottish city will be using the ClimateView software platform that is designed to help cities live up to their pledges of becoming carbon neutral by visualising action plans.

Bogotá and Rio de Janeiro join global coalition of cities working to create clean air for all

Bogotá and Rio de Janeiro join global coalition of cities working to create clean air for all

By confirming their undertaking, the mayors of Bogotá and Rio de Janeiro come together with a coalition of 35 other city mayors that aim to ensure clean air for some 150 million people.

Reimagining an EV future

Reimagining an EV future

Changing work patterns gives a real opportunity to embrace healthier and safer transport networks, writes Simon Brammer, head of cities, Ashden

Tampere government's 2030 carbon neutral roadmap approved

Tampere government's 2030 carbon neutral roadmap approved

The Finnish city’s goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent compared to 1990 and the remaining 20 per cent will be offset.