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What 5G means for smart cities

What 5G means for smart cities

The speed at which 5G is deployed worldwide will have a significant impact on how soon it will become the defining technology of smart cities, says Babak Beheshti.

Jumptuit aims to deliver “smarter data” for smart cities

Jumptuit aims to deliver “smarter data” for smart cities

Jumptuit Smart City combines data from a variety of public and private stakeholders in all market sectors and provides a real-time data stream containing “highly nuanced” insights.

California launches first state-wide earthquake warning app

California launches first state-wide earthquake warning app

The tool uses ground motion sensors to detect earthquakes before humans can feel them and send automated notifications.

Boston gives $100,000 for non-profits to close digital divide

Boston gives $100,000 for non-profits to close digital divide

Boston’s Digital Equity Fund provides support to community-based organisations that help ensure all residents can participate in the digital world.

WEBINAR: The open smart city: From strategic vision to reality

WEBINAR: The open smart city: From strategic vision to reality

Based on new research and case studies, this webinar will explore the journey to more open, interoperable smart city solutions.

Tokyo named top global hospital city

Tokyo named top global hospital city

The study by digital healthcare start-up Medbelle sought to identify the leading hospital cities based on a range of criteria, including citizen accessibility.

The technology that is making housing more affordable

The technology that is making housing more affordable

Modular construction, home-sharing platforms and rental tools could be the answer to housing challenges in the US, believes Nate Loewentheil of venture capital firm Camber Creek.

Chicago Mayor proposes merging tech and fleet departments to save $1 million

Chicago Mayor proposes merging tech and fleet departments to save $1 million

Mayor Lightfoot says the move will save money and drive efficiencies. Chicago’s former CDO called it a “terrible decision".

G20 Alliance launches to advance ethical smart cities and address standards fragmentation

G20 Alliance launches to advance ethical smart cities and address standards fragmentation

The Alliance says it is committed to “not being just another body”. It aims to stand out through a global focus, practical approach and by streamlining standards fragmentation.

Test project shows how Tampere's buildings can lower their carbon footprint

Test project shows how Tampere's buildings can lower their carbon footprint

The smart district heating project by Tampere Power Utility and a student housing foundation uses AI and apartment-specific sensors to reduce energy consumption and cost.