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Sioux Falls deploys smart city platform to tackle Covid-19

Sioux Falls deploys smart city platform to tackle Covid-19

The city in North Dakota is using the Quantela platform to analyse and visualise real-time data relating to the outbreak to identify patterns and trends and respond to the situation.

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.

Mayors prioritise infrastructure and technology investment to drive economic recovery

Mayors prioritise infrastructure and technology investment to drive economic recovery

More than nine in 10 mayors also agree that investment in technology to reimagine, rework, change, or adapt how commercial buildings are being used is necessary for the future of their city.

It's the economy, stupid

It's the economy, stupid

GDP figures around the world make grim reading and one of the few certainties of the pandemic is economic pain, leaving cities having the difficulty of cutting their cloth accordingly.

Sustainable energy champions awarded

Sustainable energy champions awarded

Community-owned solar microgrids in Yemen, electric cargo bikes and an action plan to tackle extreme temperatures in India are among the winners of the 2020 Ashden Awards.

Building bridges in the Covid-19 fightback

Building bridges in the Covid-19 fightback

SmartCitiesWorld talks to Octavi de la Varga, secretary general of Metropolis, about how its digital platform is helping the global village battle against Covid-19.

Partnership aims to advance micro-mobility in Italian cities

Partnership aims to advance micro-mobility in Italian cities

Using Enel X’s JuicePass app, electric vehicle drivers will be able to park and refuel at charging points and continue their journey on a Bird electric scooter.

Cardiff Council works with city design specialist on reopening plan

Cardiff Council works with city design specialist on reopening plan

Council leader wants to adopt the same “one-city” approach that has seen the public sector, communities and businesses pull together throughout the pandemic to “build back better”.

Smart cities at the edge: deploying decentralised success

Smart cities at the edge: deploying decentralised success

Edge computing could be a solution for smart cities wanting to process large amounts of data, writes Ciaran Dynes, SVP of Products at Talend

UAE report highlights IoT as the weak link of smart city security

UAE report highlights IoT as the weak link of smart city security

Smart cities can unlock considerable business potential for the United Arab Emirates but a new report warns governments and organisations of the IoT’s cybersecurity vulnerabilities.