Smart Cities News

Removing the roadblocks to smart city ROI

Removing the roadblocks to smart city ROI

Overarching strategies, funding approaches and business models all need to be adjusted if cities are to see a genuine return on their investment in smart city tech, says Itai Dadon, global head of smart cities at Itron.

Hitachi presents future train station concept, including robots and real-time service adjustments

Hitachi presents future train station concept, including robots and real-time service adjustments

Hitachi envisions AI-enabled robots transforming passenger experience.

Google’s tool to help cities measure emissions expands to Europe

Google’s tool to help cities measure emissions expands to Europe

The first European cities to gain access are Dublin, Birmingham and Manchester, with Wolverhampton and Coventry to follow soon.

Mayors back a Global Green New Deal

Mayors back a Global Green New Deal

Mayors from around the world are committing to help transfer global resources away from fossil fuels "into action" that averts the climate emergency.

Cities commit to ‘clean construction’ to cut building emissions by up to 44 per cent

Cities commit to ‘clean construction’ to cut building emissions by up to 44 per cent

Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm have pledged to reduce emissions from construction as new research is released.

30 cities say their greenhouse gas emissions have peaked

30 cities say their greenhouse gas emissions have peaked

Austin, Athens, Lisbon and Venice are the latest major cities to have ‘peaked’ their greenhouse gas emissions, meaning they won’t rise any further and are now falling.

Smart city ranking focuses on citizens’ perceptions

Smart city ranking focuses on citizens’ perceptions

A new ranking focuses on how citizens perceive the priorities and effectiveness of smart city initiatives.

Mayor calls upon national governments to join cities in climate action

Mayor calls upon national governments to join cities in climate action

At the conclusion of the UN Climate Action Summit, chair of C40 and mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, urged all nation states to step up and commit to science-based targets.

Mayors back global climate strike as citizens flag crisis as number-one issue

Mayors back global climate strike as citizens flag crisis as number-one issue

Mayors voice their support and public say climate crisis is the most important issue, ahead of migration, terrorism and the economy.

Vienna remains top city for liveability

Vienna remains top city for liveability

Austrian capital retains its position in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s index which assigns cities a rating of relative comfort for over 30 qualitative and quantitative factors.