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.

O-City joins Visa's Ready for Transit programme

O-City joins Visa's Ready for Transit programme

Visa’s transit programme is aimed at companies whose technology products and capabilities can help agencies and riders realise the benefits of tapping to ride with a contactless card or digital wallet.

Bogota announces major street furniture project

Bogota announces major street furniture project

The 15-year deal includes the design, installation, operation and maintenance of more than 6,000 displays that will provide new public services.

Initiative aims to help cities better communicate and manage street closures

Initiative aims to help cities better communicate and manage street closures

Populus is inviting cities and public agencies from around the world to take part in an initiative aimed at helping public officials create and communicate new street policies.

Bogotá expands bike lanes to curb coronavirus spread

Bogotá expands bike lanes to curb coronavirus spread

The quick action is an example of cities re-organising public spaces to tackle the pandemic. Bogotá is also planning a ’lockdown drill’ this weekend.

Bogota ranked as 2019's most congested city

Bogota ranked as 2019's most congested city

Drivers in the Colombian capital lose 191 hours a year to congestion, according to the 2019 Inrix Global Traffic Scorecard, which identifies and analyses trends in more than 900 cities.

Index finds traffic congestion is on the up

Index finds traffic congestion is on the up

More than half of countries in the latest TomTom Traffic Index have seen congestion increase, with the southern Indian city of Bengaluru ranked the worst.

Calgary ranked best city for driving

Calgary ranked best city for driving

Low congestion and affordability are among the factors that put the Canadian city top of Mister Auto’s ranking while Mumbai was named the worst city for driving across the globe.

Start-ups meet the urban water challenge

Start-ups meet the urban water challenge

Winners of the 2019 Imagine H20 challenge were announced at World Water Week in Stockholm and will deploy their solutions in cities in three continents.

Mumbai named most congested city in the world

Mumbai named most congested city in the world

Drivers in India’s most populous city expect to spend an average of 65 per cent extra time stuck in traffic, according to the latest TomTom Traffic Index.