Smart Cities News

Sierra Leone signs charter city development deal

Sierra Leone signs charter city development deal

The project will integrate efficient infrastructure with transparent and effective governance, supported by the “intelligent application” of smart technology.

Smart technologies trigger virtuous circle of economic growth in cities

Smart technologies trigger virtuous circle of economic growth in cities

By using these technologies to transform and interconnect their urban ecosystem, government leaders aim to deliver a myriad of benefits to their stakeholders.

Greenwich’s smart city benchmarking toolkit for adaptability and resilience

Greenwich’s smart city benchmarking toolkit for adaptability and resilience

Allan Mayo, Smart City Strategist, DG Cities, outlines how DG Cities is using an evidence-based tool to ensure its smart city strategy has resilience and adaptability at the core. Other cities could replicate the methodology.

UK energy firm Centrica rolls out smart hot water tanks

UK energy firm Centrica rolls out smart hot water tanks

The intelligent tanks combine Internet of Things and sensory technologies to keep track of hot water levels and learn the usage habits of the household.

Circular economy will replace wasteful linear one by 2029

Circular economy will replace wasteful linear one by 2029

Sustainability officers must put in place new models and encourage the continuous reuse of materials to minimise waste and the demand for additional natural resource consumption.

Lyft brings MaaS options to US and Canadian cities

Lyft brings MaaS options to US and Canadian cities

The ride-sharing company wants to help users unlock the transportation options in their city by enabling them to see all ride options from within its app.

London mayor addresses mobile "not spots"

London mayor addresses mobile "not spots"

A new standard agreement for commercial landlords and public property owners is designed to speed up the process which allows mobile providers access to rooftops and other sites to install kit.

Deerfield Beach launches city-wide energy efficiency project

Deerfield Beach launches city-wide energy efficiency project

The Florida city will work with Siemens on a 17-year infrastructure improvement project which will also increase the use of alternative energy sources.

Stirling on track to be CityFibre's first 'Gigabit City' by mid-2020

Stirling on track to be CityFibre's first 'Gigabit City' by mid-2020

The CityFibre network in Stirling will serve as a backbone for the future deployment of 5G and a host of Internet of Things and smart city applications.

Cities first: How to end the shared mobility ‘tug of war’

Cities first: How to end the shared mobility ‘tug of war’

Scott Shepard, Chief Commercial Officer, Free2Move, highlights lessons learned in Europe and North America about how to succeed with shared mobility so that cities can leverage the best from mobility innovations and investments.