Smart Cities News

Coronavirus pushes Sidewalk Labs decision day back again

Coronavirus pushes Sidewalk Labs decision day back again

A decision on whether Sidewalk Labs can create a smart neighbourhood in a disused area of Toronto’s Quayside district will now be delayed until June 25.

Glasgow acts to counter economic and social impact of flooding to homes

Glasgow acts to counter economic and social impact of flooding to homes

The Scottish city is launching a project designed to better manage rainwater in the Drumchapel area, as well as improve greenspace and protect waterways from pollution.

Global code challenge takes on the coronavirus

Global code challenge takes on the coronavirus

The recently launched IBM open source Call for Code Global Challenge is expanding to tackle the coronavirus as well as climate change.

Plan zero: Milan prepares for the post-pandemic ‘new normal’

Plan zero: Milan prepares for the post-pandemic ‘new normal’

Milan’s Chief Resilience Officer shares how his city is working to address the COVID-19 emergency today, while also looking ahead to what’s next.

Pandemic to reshape city resilience and technological investment, says report

Pandemic to reshape city resilience and technological investment, says report

This is one of the messages in ABI Research’s whitepaper which looks at the current and future ramifications of COVID-19 across technologies and verticals, including smart cities.

Netherlands doubles renewable energy subsidies

Netherlands doubles renewable energy subsidies

In December 2019, the Supreme Court of the Netherlands ordered the government to cut the nation’s CO2 emissions by 25 per cent from 1990 levels by the end of 2020.

3D-printed air quality sensors available for loan at Helsinki libraries

3D-printed air quality sensors available for loan at Helsinki libraries

The sensors measure the carbon monoxide content of outdoor air and the results can be viewed on a smartphone application.

New Jersey RFI kick-starts green bank formation

New Jersey RFI kick-starts green bank formation

The request for information aims to pave the way for the US state to create a green financing mechanism that effectively channels public and private funding to achieve its clean energy goals.

Linux announces open source project to aid disaster relief

Linux announces open source project to aid disaster relief

Project OWL IoT device firmware is a cloud-based analytics tool that aims to help facilitate organisation, whereabouts and logistics for disaster response.

Bloomberg Philanthropies launches coronavirus support programme for mayors

Bloomberg Philanthropies launches coronavirus support programme for mayors

The initiative will provide cities with virtual coaching, shared best practices and up-to-date information.