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Smart City Expo: think digital, think green, think inclusion
18 Nov 2020
The first day of the online event confirmed that the smart cities sector is well aware of its destination but it’s how it gets there that will be the problem.
"Battery box" renewable energy project announced for the Netherlands
03 Nov 2020
The Engie project uses Kiwi Power’s bespoke hardware and virtual power plant software to provide grid flexibility to the system operator TenneT.
Liverpool announces £450,000 project to help reimagine outdoor spaces
27 May 2020
The fund will be used to help local independent businesses redesign outdoor spaces and turn them into seating areas to make up for the internal space they are losing as a result of social distancing.
Getting from A to B and the conferences of the future
18 May 2020
The pandemic is changing where we go and how we get there and while none of us will mourn congestion, there’s much to miss when it comes to travelling to live events.
Rethinking Christmas, transforming events and a new editor
16 May 2020
Smart city technology is already showing how key it is to tackling the challenges brought by the Covid-19 pandemic and the sector as a whole will be central to rebuilding and recovery.
Smart city AI software revenue set to increase 700% by 2025
03 Apr 2020
Video surveillance is a popular area of AI deployment but the coronavirus pandemic could also see more use of the technology to better co-ordinate public health responses.
UrbanLeague network launched to help city officials collaborate on coronavirus
23 Mar 2020
The network from UrbanLeap is a place for city officials to share best practices and insights. It also tracks upcoming webinars and hosts resources.
Zencity tracks US residents’ coronavirus concerns
16 Mar 2020
The report aims to help city leaders shape policies and provide accurate, timely information to their communities on the unfolding public health crisis.
From wargames to insurance: Cities urged to revisit resilience strategies amid ransomware “new reality”
11 Mar 2020
A new report from Deloitte addresses whether to pay ransom, cyber-insurance, skills and more.
Digital transformation can improve your City Resilience Index
10 Mar 2020
AVEVA’s W. Jarrett Campbell shares five examples where cities have improved their sustainability and resilience, or maintained current levels of resilience while lowering costs.
Women in Mobility Group launches in the UK
09 Mar 2020
SmartCitiesWorld talks to the founders of the Women in Mobility Group’s London network about why the initiative is necessary and how it plans to boost diversity in the UK transport sector.
Sunderland seeks partner to become a ‘neutral host’ 5G city
03 Mar 2020
The move aims to boost connectivity across the city and give citizens and businesses more choice.
Vienna pilots virtual ‘culture token’ to reward greener travel
20 Feb 2020
The app uses motion-tracking to measure distances covered using green modes of transport and calculates the CO2 savings compared to a car trip.
105 cities make CDP’s climate action ‘A List’
18 Feb 2020
Analysis suggested that, on average, cities on the A List are taking over three times as many climate actions as non-A List cities.
Barcelona rallies to mitigate economic impact of MWC cancellation
17 Feb 2020
MWC was cancelled for the first time in its 33-year history last week when organiser GSMA said it had become “impossible” for the show to go ahead in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic.
Kingston kicks off IoT pilot with smart snow plough service
23 Jan 2020
An online map features selected ploughs on main roads, with different colours indicating when a road was last ploughed.
“Small things add up”: The Japanese town leading the zero-waste charge
09 Jan 2020
Kamikatsu had a goal of zero waste by 2020. It didn’t quite get there but striving for the ambitious target has delivered pioneering results.
Use what you’ve got: Tapping fibre networks to ‘listen’ to the city
09 Jan 2020
UK company Fotech is looking to expand its Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) technology to smart cities, extracting new value from existing fibre networks.
Free flows: New Jersey turns to AI to safeguard water quality
In a guest post, Tiffany Stewart, Assistant Director Newark, N.J. Water & Sewer Department, outlines which technologies are helping it protect its water supply.
25 Jan 2021
The art of the city: how creators may save urban business districts
18 Jan 2021
Smart cities: the next frontier for cybercriminals
11 Jan 2021
Think tank: what is infrastructure for?
16 Dec 2020
SmartCitiesWorld City Profile – Sydney
19 Nov 2020
Insight Report: Smart waste, an opportunity cities should not trash
27 Oct 2020
OnDemand WEBINAR: The rise of autonomous mobility and its role in the new normal era
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