Smart Cities News

Rockefeller Foundation awards $3.7m to boost opportunity zones initiative

Rockefeller Foundation awards $3.7m to boost opportunity zones initiative

Initiative aims to help cities build a pipeline of projects and small business investments that move beyond the early stages of planning and attract private investment in economically distressed areas.

Melbourne chosen as next pilot city for Uber Air

Melbourne chosen as next pilot city for Uber Air

It will join Dallas and Los Angeles with test flights due to begin in 2020 with a view to commercial operations commencing in 2023.

Dallas smart cities incubator announces first cohort

Dallas smart cities incubator announces first cohort

Innov8te is also establishing Startup City Hall, which will provide senior leaders at the city a dedicated office in which to discuss ideas and solutions with the chosen companies.

Mapillary launches street-level image and map data marketplace

Mapillary launches street-level image and map data marketplace

Mapmakers and others can post requests on the marketplace, which aims to respond to the increased pressure for up-to-date map data.

Council announces the 10 finalists for Smart Cities Readiness Challenge

Council announces the 10 finalists for Smart Cities Readiness Challenge

The US Smart Cities Council said trends this year include a focus on regional collaboration and two finalists are trying to give their communities a second life.

Sprint set to launch 5G in nine US cities

Sprint set to launch 5G in nine US cities

The communications services company has announced that standards-based 5G is on-air with a commercial service expected to be available in the first four cities in May

Dallas appoints chief innovation officer

Dallas appoints chief innovation officer

Laila Alequresh will lead the newly created Office of Innovation, which aims to drive operational and technological improvements and bring change by introducing new ideas to city leaders