Smart Cities News

Peterborough outlines £2 million smart energy initiative

Peterborough outlines £2 million smart energy initiative

Plans have been unveiled for what is claimed to be the largest city-wide smart energy system in the UK.

Sidewalk Labs urged to justify digital solutions

Sidewalk Labs urged to justify digital solutions

A new report acknowledges the potential benefits of the digital infrastructure proposals for Waterfront Toronto but questions whether they create sufficient public benefits.

SmartCitiesWorld City Profile – Seoul

SmartCitiesWorld City Profile – Seoul

Smart citizens are front and centre of Seoul’s smart city masterplan, with smart infrastructure and smart services completing the trilogy

Machine learning technology gives Dubai university building "a brain"

Machine learning technology gives Dubai university building "a brain"

A pilot test of Honeywell’s smart building technology has reportedly helped Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University in Dubai achieve an initial 10 per cent in energy savings.

Smart cities: Overpromised and underdelivered

Smart cities: Overpromised and underdelivered

Smart city projects must move away from the standard applications that many focus on and make a "technological leap", says Paul Moorby, CEO and founder of Chipside, a specialist software development company providing products and services to local and regional government traffic authorities in the UK.

LA orders 155 electric buses

LA orders 155 electric buses

The first vehicles are expected to be in service by summer, with the full fleet deployed by the end of next year.

Coders invited to tackle climate change in global challenge

Coders invited to tackle climate change in global challenge

The IBM-led Code for Global Challenge is inviting practical applications built on open source software to employ technology to help create a better world for future generations.

City of Ukiah, CA, saves over 40% with digital budget

City of Ukiah, CA, saves over 40% with digital budget

The city says it now spends less time gathering data, council meetings are shorter and staff can focus more on strategic decisions. Citizens can also access budget information more easily.

Edinburgh Climate Commission chair announced

Edinburgh Climate Commission chair announced

The commission has been established to connect stakeholders from the business, public and civil society sectors and will work to create opportunities for local climate action.

Citizens willing to share data for better services, report suggests

Citizens willing to share data for better services, report suggests

84 per cent said they are open to sharing their personally identifiable information and 41 per cent would be comfortable with it being shared between government agencies in exchange for more personalised customer service.