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AI metering and surveillance to dominate smart city market to 2026, boosted by new applications

AI metering and surveillance to dominate smart city market to 2026, boosted by new applications

Video surveillance is increasingly being used for new applications such as urban tolling and the monitoring of low-emission zones, according to ABI Research.

Outdoor offices, millions of plants and super canals: First look at plans for Smart Forest City Cancun

Outdoor offices, millions of plants and super canals: First look at plans for Smart Forest City Cancun

The development in Mexico is Stefano Boeri’s most ambitious forest city yet, covering a 557-hectare site. Largely food self-sufficient and powered by solar panels, it aims to be a "pioneer" for smart cities.

A "system of systems" approach to breaking down smart city silos

A "system of systems" approach to breaking down smart city silos

A command-and-control centre based on an integrated approach is the key to more cross-functional collaboration and faster, better decision-making by cities, says W. Jarrett Campbell of AVEVA.

Manchester to implement counter-terrorism measures at venues ahead of national legislation

Manchester to implement counter-terrorism measures at venues ahead of national legislation

Martyn’s Law, if adopted by the UK government, would compel local authorities and venues to have a clear plan for terrorism threats. Manchester will roll out a voluntary scheme early.

London Mayor launches green energy company, profits to go into community projects

London Mayor launches green energy company, profits to go into community projects

The electricity will be generated from 100 per cent renewable sources and any profits will be reinvested into community projects.

New York Circular City programme to focus on advancing sustainability

New York Circular City programme to focus on advancing sustainability

The programme aims to show what can happen when the private and public sector team up with civic groups and academic experts to tackle the biggest challenges facing the city.

VIDEO: Smart city takeaways from CES 2020

VIDEO: Smart city takeaways from CES 2020

In partnership with SmartCitiesWorld, Diana Blass from Kurrant Insights rounds up the top smart city takeaways from this week’s CES event in Las Vegas.

Which US states rank as innovation champions?

Which US states rank as innovation champions?

The Consumer Technology Association ranks the states on how supportive their policies are and the latest list shows innovation is not confined to the coastal tech hubs.

HERE and Verizon partner for 5G-enabled safety and navigation

HERE and Verizon partner for 5G-enabled safety and navigation

The partners say the combination of their capabilities paves the way for a more “precise” future.

WEBINAR: Blockchain for smart city cybersecurity and data monetisation

WEBINAR: Blockchain for smart city cybersecurity and data monetisation

Blockchain technology could be a real game-changer for smart cities, enabling increased cybersecurity and new revenue streams.