Smart Cities News

Sidewalk Labs co-founds venture capital fund to invest in urban tech

Sidewalk Labs co-founds venture capital fund to invest in urban tech

The fund could launch and begin making investments next year but it is conditional on Sidewalk Labs’ Toronto project being approved.

Park power: Heat pumps under green spaces could warm 5 million UK homes

Park power: Heat pumps under green spaces could warm 5 million UK homes

A new report explores the benefits of installing heat pumps under green spaces.

Daejeon pilots drones to save ‘golden time’ in emergencies

Daejeon pilots drones to save ‘golden time’ in emergencies

Seoul, Songdo and Sejong may capture most of the smart city headlines about South Korea but Daejeon is proving itself to be a key contender too.

Culdesac to build car-free neighbourhood in Arizona

Culdesac to build car-free neighbourhood in Arizona

Culdesac says it is building spaces for “the post-car era”. The development in Tempe, Arizona is the first but more are in the pipeline.

Climate crisis shoots up UK cities’ list of priorities

Climate crisis shoots up UK cities’ list of priorities

Half of the respondents listed climate change as one of their top policy priorities, compared to just five per cent last year.

Amazon names City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge winners

Amazon names City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge winners

Winners include solutions to address homelessness, school shootings, emergency response and more.

Roswell deploys dark fibre to support new applications and real-time requirements

Roswell deploys dark fibre to support new applications and real-time requirements

Infrastructure provider FiberLight enabled a dark fibre network ring for Roswell, with 400GB of capacity to the Ascent data centre for increased security, scalability and redundancy.

Finland’s national grid goes digital to integrate more renewables

Finland’s national grid goes digital to integrate more renewables

Through the new smart grid, Fingrid aims to better integrate variable renewables such as solar, wind and micro-generation from bioenergy.


Dubai claims world’s largest 3D-printed building

Dubai claims world’s largest 3D-printed building

Apis Cor 3D-printed the walls of the two-storey administrative building for the municipality of Dubai.